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 Meanings and Examples of INTERPRET
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interpret
 v.  explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  Listen, then, to a dream that I have had and interpret it for me if you can.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
2  The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original Laputa, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
3  Glubbdubdrib, as nearly as I can interpret the word, signifies the island of sorcerers or magicians.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
4  "One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature," he answered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
5  However, Mr. Fagin seemed to interpret the endeavour as expressing a perfect coincidence with his opinion, and put about the liquor which Barney reappeared with, in a very friendly manner.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  I thought, rather foolishly, that Weena might help me to interpret this, but I only learned that the bare idea of writing had never entered her head.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
7  He could scarcely interpret the letters of the signboards of the shops.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
8  It was one of the most difficult texts in all the Scriptures, he said, to interpret properly.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
9  "Good men ever interpret themselves too meanly," said the physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
10  They interpreted the word "making" as May and King.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
11  Nina interpreted the stories about the creche fancifully, and in spite of our derision she cherished a belief that Christ was born in Bohemia a short time before the Shimerdas left that country.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
12  "Comrade" Lucas was not what is called an educated man; he knew only the Bible, but it was the Bible interpreted by real experience.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
13  Every line that could possibly be interpreted into a secret inclination for war, was carefully avoided; while, on the other hand, he studied those conceits that might be construed into amity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
14  His disordered mind interpreted the hall of the forest as a charnel place.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
15  The soldier, pointing at them, interpreted the scene.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  This rule does not allow of more than one interpretation.
17  In the final analysis, humour is a matter of individual interpretation.
18  In practice, this law is often given a wide interpretation by the police.
19  The Supreme Court has validated the lower court's interpretation of the law.
20  I took issue with him over his interpretation of the instructions.
21  One possible interpretation is that they want you to resign.
22  Classification, analysis, and substantive interpretation are all subject to the particular perspective of the researcher.
23  The wording of this section of the contract is open to interpretation.
24  Certainly Shostakovich was lucky to work in a wordless abstract medium, where interpretation is strongly subjective.
25  General Kazantsev said the interpretation of the leaflets air-dropped on Grozny on Monday, telling civilians to leave or face destruction, was all wrong.
26  There is bound to be a lot of argument over their exact interpretation, says paleontologist Ian Tattersall of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
27  Speaking through an interpreter, a Japanese fisherman gave his account of the tidal wave.
28  Listening to the speech through an interpreter lessened its impact somewhat.
29  Only a skilled interpreter with teaching skills can teach interpreting.
30  A superb interpreter of Picasso, she was sufficiently discriminating to judge the most complex works of modern art.