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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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Chen adopts a more quantitative approach in the analysis of note-taking in consecutive interpreting through the use of digital-pen technology, which she shows to be a useful method to gain insight into both the interpreting process and the management of the interpreters' cognitive load.
InDemand Interpreting was founded in 2007 with the vision of ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability.
In its effort to assist hospitals in compliance while reducing malpractice suits due to interpreting errors, Stratus upholds the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for protecting patient data by ensuring that all essential security measures are in place.
Interpreting Play/Youth (including working with school curricula) Submit queries by February 10, 2014
Consecutive interpreting involves the interpreter waiting for the speaker to pause allowing for translation into the target language.
The task of each group was to identify a work, spend some time investigating and interpreting it, with a view to presenting it to the whole class.
New York: Although the doctrine is pervasive in interpreting state income taxes, there are exceptions.
During the next class, we used SPSS to analyze the data, interpreted related concepts, and evaluated assumptions before interpreting statistics and making inferences.
In this regard, Martin (ibid: 209) states that the term community interpreting is mostly used in America, whereas the preferred term in the United Kingdom is public service interpreting.
Dialogical interaction is considered to be an interpreting game in the sense of being a playful semiotic and cognitive activity between teacher and students constituted by "interpreting cycles" as their most elementary units of analysis.
In archaeology in general, when interpreting the material culture of the past, we could postulate an infinite number of potential scenarios that might explain our finds.
It is important to build staff's confidence that they indeed can perform in a manner that will be acceptable to the interpreting surveyors.
Monk and Nemirovsky (1994), who closely examined the processes by which a high school student developed expertise in interpreting graphs generated by activation of a physical model, claim that the immediacy of the use of the physical model in the learning context enabled the student to move beyond a purely visual interpretation of graphs.
Shakespeare's Ovid convenes distinguished senior scholars as well as a few newer voices and serves as an appropriate capstone to a central critical tradition of interpreting Ovid's influence on Shakespeare's imagination.
Within Ruby, the community members constantly engage in interpreting each other.
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