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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.
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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.
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The picture I hope to conjure is of a class of seventeen undergraduates, energetically and imaginatively interpreting a painting such as Grunewald's Crucifixion, Gossaert's Deposition or Masaccio's Trinity, using information learned from art-historians, historians of religious life and theologians.
With those thoughts in mind, we proceeded to estimating and interpreting the model, which also included emphasizing other important concepts related to regression, such as writing hypotheses, testing for statistical significance, interpreting the confidence interval, and prediction.
Both Claudia and Gabe were enrolled in general mathematics at the time they participated in the investigation and had no previous experience with dynamic physical models in instructional settings nor of interpreting equations of functions.
Lone's and Connie's actions are extensions of the act of interpreting.
If you have two or three pages of text like this, it will read like one of those glove compartment manuals that Toyota came out with decades ago,'' said Liller, who handles translation and interpreting for clients like Disney, Warner Bros.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its power as a funding agency, has insisted on a primary role for scholars in interpreting material culture.
In interpreting what Congress intended by the term "employee" in ERISA, the Fourth Circuit devised a novel three-part test.
Stephanie van Reigersberg, chief of the Interpreting Division at the US State Department, likens interpretation to the digestive process.
LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services and REACH-reaching diversity will hold a 40-hour healthcare workshop for interpreters who work in healthcare.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InDemand Interpreting, a leading provider of comprehensive language services management for healthcare, is thrilled to donate translation services to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington in their continued commitment to empower every girl-regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or geographic location.
The purpose of this article is to review, contrast, and compare non-courtroom legal interpreting practices conducted in the U.
This collection of recent Chinese research on interpreting was first published as a special issue of Interpreting (11:2, 2009).
The student-interpreters are taught SLN, Dutch, and interpreting skills and the professional knowledge they need to become interpreters.
This book seeks to not only deconstruct and challenge, as Schussler Fiorenza states, the "male-stream" of biblical interpretation but to then also give a method of reading and interpreting biblical texts that is liberating not only for women but also for those marginalized throughout the world.
This way of interpreting the gospels is persuasive to me because it makes sense of so much in Jesus' teachings that would otherwise be hard to understand or even accept.
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