interpret away(redirected from interprets away)
To use a particular reading or analysis of something to try to minimize or dismiss an aspect of it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "interpret" and "away." I hate when people try to interpret away the very important sociopolitical themes in his poetry. Are you trying to interpret these sections away because they conflict with your thesis?
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