translate
verb (translated; translating) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French translater, from Latin translatus (past participle of transferre to transfer, translate), from trans- + latus, past participle of ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to bear, remove, or change from one place, state, form, or appearance to another ; transfer, transform <
a country boy translated to the city
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translate ideas into action
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b. to convey to heaven or to a nontemporal condition without death c. to transfer (a bishop) from one see to another 2. a. to turn into one's own or another language b. to transfer or turn from one set of symbols into another ; transcribe c. (1) to express in different terms and especially different words ; paraphrase (2) to express in more comprehensible terms ; explain, interpret 3. enrapture 4. to subject to mathematical translation 5. to subject (as genetic information) to translation in protein synthesis intransitive verb 1. to practice translation or make a translation; also to admit of or be adaptable to translation <
a word that doesn't translate easily
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2. to undergo a translation 3. lead, result — usually used with into <
believes that tax cuts will translate into economic growth
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translatability nountranslatable adjectivetranslator noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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