Definitions of translate

  1. To give the sense of in another language; interpret.
  2. To bear, carry, or remove, from one place to another; to transfer; as, to translate a tree.
  3. To change to another condition, position, place, or office; to transfer; hence, to remove as by death.
  4. To remove to heaven without a natural death.
  5. To remove, as a bishop, from one see to another.
  6. To render into another language; to express the sense of in the words of another language; to interpret; hence, to explain or recapitulate in other words.
  7. To change into another form; to transform.
  8. To cause to remove from one part of the body to another; as, to translate a disease.
  9. To cause to lose senses or recollection; to entrance.
  10. To remove to another place: to render into another language: to explain.
  11. To remove; render into another language; explain.
  12. To change; transform.
  13. To make a translation; to be engaged in translation.
  14. restate ( words) from one language into another language; " I have to translate when my in- laws from Austria visit the U. S."; " Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; " She rendered the French poem into English"; " He translates for the U. N."
  15. be equivalent in effect; " the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"
  16. genetics: determine the amino- acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
  17. express, as in simple and less technical langauge; " Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; " Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
  18. bring to a certain spiritual state
  19. physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
  20. be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; " poetry often does not translate"; " Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
  21. change the position of ( figures or bodies) in space without rotation
  22. To transfer; to convey to heaven without death; to cause to remove from one part of the body to another; to explain; to render into another language. See Transfer.
  23. To carry or remove from one place to another; to convey; to change; to render from one language into another, as French into English the sense of the original; to interpret; to transfer, as a bishope from one see to another.
  24. Translator.