verb (used with object)
- to use an interpreter to transform (a program written in a high-level language) into a sequence of machine actions, one statement at a time, executing each statement immediately before going on to transform the next one.
- to read (the patterns of holes in punched cards) with an interpreter, printing the interpreted data on the same cards so that they can be read more conveniently by people.
verb (used without object)
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synonym study for interpret
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Example sentences from the Web for interpret
On top of that, the Premier League has asked the IFAB for permission to start interpreting the handball rule more subjectively.
He noted that Barrett had promised to interpret the law as written and criticized Democrats for questioning her on how she might rule on an Affordable Care Act challenge coming before the high court next month.Barrett confirmation hearing day three: Barrett declines to say whether it’s wrong to separate migrant children from parents|Derek Hawkins, Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow, Karoun Demirjian|October 14, 2020|Washington Post
Seizing on those statements, Republican lawmakers proposed legislation interpreting “all terms” to include all financial obligations.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote|by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
“I don’t interpret it as signing away any special education-related rights,” said Jazmine Gelfand, another special education lawyer.New Form for Special Ed Students Triggers Parents’ Fears|Will Huntsberry|October 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The second most important thing is the recommendations section—how to interpret the science for any given situation.
There are other instances when signs lose the quality of interpretability.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin