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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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Using EnVision, the operator joins the conference call by telephone and interprets every word spoken by the hearing participants into American Sign Language.
In terms of the routinization of charism, Massa interprets the conflict between IHM nuns and Cardinal Francis McIntyre of Los Angeles, from 1965 to 1970, as a charismatic disturbance, initiated ironically by Vatican II's call for religious to return to their founding charisms.
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By showing less, this picture interprets the snowplow's task for us, representing its struggle against the forces of nature.
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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.
Carlson interprets each of these authorial choices as calculated bids for favorable attention from his audience, and reads the subsequent fortunes of the author as evidence for the success or failure of specific strategies of presentation.
Like versions of the African deity Legba, who interprets the workings of the cosmos to human beings, Consolata and Lone interpret and learn in intuitive, holistic, and open-ended ways, ways that provide a deeper understanding than do Patricia's charts and notes, and ways that jibe with the implications of Morrison's own rhetoric.
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