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interpret for someone

to translate speech in a foreign language for someone. (Interpreting is done in real time.) Nina interpreted for Michael, since he understood very little Russian. Is there someone who can interpret for me?
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interpret something as something

to assume that something means something. Don't interpret what I just said as criticism. It will be interpreted as criticism no matter what you say.
See also: interpret

interpret something for someone

1. to translate a foreign language for someone. (Interpreting is done in real time.) Couldyou interpret the ambassador's address for me? Nina interpreted the director's greetings for the visitors.
2. to explain something unclear to someone. Let me interpret the instructions for you. The instructions have been interpreted for me by the manager.
See also: interpret
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According to Novartis, the only statistically significant treatment effect in the first interpretable results dataset, which contains only the most important analyses for expedited review, was an increase in lumbar spine Bone Mineral Density in the SMC021 treatment group relative to placebo.
Developed by biomedical scientists from Siemens and Zargis over the past seven years, Cardioscan acquires, processes and analyzes heart sounds, then provides easily interpretable graphical and textual results to physicians.
Starlight automatically organizes and summarizes large collections of information, and then presents the results in easily interpretable graphical formats.
In 2013, Craig (scientist in charge) and colleagues succeeded in extracting interpretable amounts of alkanoic acids from 15,000 year old pottery from Japan.
As in all of Zucker's figures, the facial expression and bodily posture are precisely realistic and less than readily interpretable.
One of the greatest things about Sally is that she's so infinitely interpretable.
He was, however, by no means an art-world dropout; he exhibited regularly, mostly in regional commercial galleries but also in international group shows, among them "K18 Stofftvechsel" in Kassel in 1982, which showcased visual artists working with textiles--the title would ordinarily be translated as "metabolism" but was also a play on words, interpretable as something like "change of fabric.
To make these data interpretable and clinically actionable will require new computational tools.
Furthermore, because parameters of the model are highly interpretable and independent of the microscope system, they are ideal for analyzing perturbations in high content screening applications.
With multiple disease diagnostic tests currently undergoing clinical trials and approval procedures, patients will soon have access to interpretable genetic profiles - a definite way to boost patient awareness and encourage preventative care.
Collins also stresses that the combinatorial properties of Merge are indifferent to interpretation: 'What makes a structure interpretable or not is the fit of the inherent properties of the lexical items that are merged, which creates familiar argument structure properties' (127).
The main analysis--the specificity of Xpert MTB/RIF versus liquid culture--was only done on children who had 2 interpretable Xpert MTB/RIF and induced sputum culture results.
This is a two-volume documentary reader presenting the perspectives of American Indians (either in the voices of American Indians themselves or as interpretable through other accounts) on the history of North America.
Although data on age and growth are valuable, obtaining such information is dependent on whether hard structures record interpretable information.
by merely tidying up the land or running a pipe across it, should not be interpretable as in active use.