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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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Maging Superhero' (from the movie Gandarrappido: The Revenger Squad) - composed by Gabriel Tagadtad and Jonathan Manalo, arranged by Gabriel Tagadtad, interpreted by Daniel Padilla
Rock Song of the Year Award" went to Angel De Amor, composed by Alejandro Gonzalez Trujillo and Jose Fernando Olvera Sierra and interpreted by the group Mana.
Instead, it is much more prevalent and accepted for material culture to be interpreted in material ways.
As a teacher initially becomes aware of students' conceptualizations, he/she can begin the scaffolding process by using the students' language to validate their thinking and to reflect back to the students how he/she has interpreted their' conceptualizations.
The second interpreted text is the mysterious motto on the town's community Oven.
WHILE FINKELSTEIN AND SILBERMAN ARE CONCERNED with how the Bible interprets history, Harvard biblical scholar James Kugel wants us to look at the ways Jews and Christians have interpreted (and reinterpreted) the Bible.
That's how the agency interpreted it, and we found that reasonable,'' DeCastro said.
Supreme Court considered private letter rulings to determine how the IRS interpreted the code.
To determine a guarantor's liability, these cases must be carefully interpreted in light of modern day commercial transactions and the specific language commonly contained in current interest guaranties.
Watch your own language when you know you're being interpreted.
Initial analysis of the wire line logs, side wall core, FMT data and fluid samples indicates an oil zone of gross 59 feet in the mid Namur sandstone over the interval 4,842 - 4,901 feet with an interpreted oil water contact at 4,901 feet.
However, the standard consists mostly of definitions of CI terms; CI variants and contexts; the tasks and roles of the different professionals; as well as the individual and shared responsibilities of all persons involved in interpreted interaction.
In Pierce, 487 US 552 (1988), the Supreme Court interpreted the special-factor language of the EAJA and concluded:
While others in the class respected what they interpreted as tribal traditions, I questioned her racism --especially in light of her efforts to combat "traditional" sexism.
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