- to give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate: to interpret the hidden meaning of a parable.
- to construe or understand in a particular way: to interpret a reply as favorable.
- to bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, music, etc.) by performance or execution.
- to perform or render (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one's own understanding or sensitivity: The actor interpreted Lear as a weak, pitiful old man.
- to translate orally.
- 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.
- to translate what is said in a foreign language.
- to explain something; give an explanation.
Origin of interpret
Examples from the Web for reinterpreted
The data are likely to be revised, reexamined, and reinterpreted over time.The Misuse and Meaning of GDP
April 27, 2013
Hudson, “has helped create a lineup of looks inspired by her red-carpet style, reinterpreted for everyday occasions,” writes WWD.Jean Paul Gaultier’s Hoop Skirt Trick, Vanity Fair's Best Dressed Competition
The Fashion Beast Team
January 24, 2013
They reinterpreted the classics by emphasizing works other than those hitherto regarded as preeminent.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
In the light of his religious discovery Fox reinterpreted man as a member of society.George Fox
When he reinterpreted it to the Utes, there was a general chorus of laughter, which lasted several minutes.Across America
James F. Rusling
The hood hung down to her butt—it was East Coast bangbanger, as reinterpreted through the malls.Makers
So law and politics have had to be reorganized, revised, and reinterpreted to fit into the social need.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
- (tr) to clarify or explain the meaning of; elucidate
- (tr) to construe the significance or intention ofto interpret a smile as an invitation
- (tr) to convey or represent the spirit or meaning of (a poem, song, etc) in performance
- (intr) to act as an interpreter; translate orally
Word Origin and History for reinterpreted
late 14c., from Old French interpreter (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari "explain, expound, understand," from interpres "agent, translator," from inter- (see inter-) + second element of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Sanskrit prath- "to spread abroad," PIE *per- (5) "to traffic in, sell" (see pornography). Related: Interpreted; interpreting.