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interpret (something) as (something)

To infer, assume, or believe that something has a particular meaning. Don't interpret this as some big rejection—he can't go because he's busy, that's all. You know Aunt Marie—she interprets everything as a slight.
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interpret for (someone)

1. To serve as a translator for someone, especially between people who speak different languages. A noun or pronoun can be used between "interpret" and "for." Leonard interpreted for me so that I could respond to the French reporters' questions. Can you interpret the French reporters' questions for me?
2. By extension, to help someone to make sense of or understand something confusing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "interpret" and "for." Hey, can you interpret Joe's email for me? I have no idea what he's talking about.
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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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It means that the interpreter hears the speech through the headphones and interprets simultaneously into the target language.
New Media Measure is Interpret LLC's proprietary, quarterly survey of media behaviors, attitudes and product consumption.
3 : to bring out the meaning of <An actor interprets a role.>
But for the purposes of the class, which aimed to equip students with the skills to interpret the paintings as religious objects, the students claimed they needed something rather different.
It should not be over used for every single decision you need to make, it should not be used in every single situation and it should not be interpreted as the absolute truth," Sanchez says.
The early Christian community interpreted the Old Testament prophets as foretelling the coming of Christ, and that idea dominated in Christianity for about 1,800 years.
However, in the last century, a doctrine used consistently to interpret tax provisions emerged, called the "substance over form" doctrine.
After receiving no volunteers on how to interpret the p-value (but many students were able to state the decision of reject because the p-value is less than the alpha of .05), the instructor concluded that--the probability that we would have obtained a result like this, if in fact there was no relationship between points per game and rebounds, is very small.
Its message of employing multiple analytical techniques to fully interpret geochronological data within petrological context represents the current benchmark for accurate geochronological calibration of polymetamorphosed rocks in orogenic belts.
If modeling a rating and tiering plan, include actuarial, claims, underwriting, marketing and senior management professionals to interpret and apply results.
This is largely the case with most of those who interpret into and/or from indigenous languages in churches, in courts, in hospitals, for the radio, etc..
It's not the most scientific way to determine friend from foe, but many brain-drainers say you can learn a lot about someone by the way they interpret random objects.
He said, "We, the profession, policymakers, issuers, directors and investor leaders, need to collectively engage in a public dialogue to educate others regarding the new internal control reporting process and how to interpret potential findings and responses."
In part, this is due to the complex and cumbersome ways in which health information often is presented; it is also due to individuals' limited abilities to fully interpret and understand complex health terminology and instructions, and to make personal decisions related to risk-avoidance or -reduction strategies.
They purged their data of components that were hard to interpret.