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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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In summary, Tourigny and colleagues (2011) selected a feasible research design; its implementation protected research participants' ethical rights, tested the identified intervention, and generated interpretable findings.
In control group, FISH results were interpretable in 66 embryos whereas representative figure in study group were 128.
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Historical research design and results are explained through illustrations that provide easily interpretable references.
Her existence is defined, interpretable only by the clothing she wears and the flowers she carries.
According to industry experts, the new technique allowed for the resulting spectra to be refined and easily interpretable, a clear departure from studies using conventional NMR.
The poems are about the Stonefish, interpretable as animal fossils or as New Zealand jade called greenstone (pounamu), considered in myth "a stone that once swam / ancient seas.
The database is transformed into a 2D or 3D easily- interpretable display that allows the most technophobic of people to understand how much gold is available and where it is located.
From my observations, the C language is much more compact, interpretable, and useful for coding, as most labs and examples now require less than two-thirds the original amount of lines of code necessary, and the code is overall more structured.
Automatic monitoring is performed through the use of interpretable knowledge bases developed by an expert team and relating to the individual diagnostic problems likely to be encountered.
Our use of this measure implies that the savings are interpretable as total cost savings--including to Medicaid and insurance companies--and not necessarily out-of-pocket savings to patients.
The home page should feature only purposeful, easily interpretable photos.