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[ trans-leyt, tranz-, trans-leyt, tranz- ]
/ tr忙ns藞le瑟t, tr忙nz-, 藞tr忙ns le瑟t, 藞tr忙nz- /
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verb (used with object), trans路lat路ed, trans路lat路ing.
verb (used without object), trans路lat路ed, trans路lat路ing.
to provide or make a translation; act as translator.
to admit of translation: The Greek expression does not translate easily into English.
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Origin of translate

1250鈥1300; Middle English translaten<Latin tr膩nsl膩tus (past participle of tr膩nsferre to transfer), equivalent to tr膩ns-trans- + -l膩tus (suppletive past participle of ferre to bear1), earlier *tl膩tus, equivalent to *tl膩- bear (akin to thole2) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM translate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH translate

translate , transliterate
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British Dictionary definitions for translate

translate
/ (tr忙ns藞le瑟t, tr忙nz-) /

verb

Derived forms of translate

translatable, adjectivetranslatability, noun

Word Origin for translate

C13: from Latin transl膩tus transferred, carried over, from transferre to transfer
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