verb (used with object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.
- to move (a bishop) from one see to another.
- to move (a see) from one place to another.
- to move (relics) from one place to another.
verb (used without object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.
- translation dictionary,
- translation of axes,
Origin of translate
Examples from the Web for translate
Do they have a plan for how to translate a ceasefire into something more durable?Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or translate an interview maybe because I do like to translate things.
Of course, deep innovations only translate into revenue if they can go to global markets effectively.
This allows news reporters to translate whatever is said by a Scot being interviewed into whatever will make the most news.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster|P. J. O’Rourke|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asian slapstick humor does not translate well, and most of the captive audience agreed, although they grudgingly watched it.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes|Daniel Genis|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Morquil's aid was enlisted, to translate the text, and he learned some amazing facts.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!|Warner Van Lorne
Wayne hesitated, partly to translate O'Reilly's rumblings and partly to marvel at an audacious idea taking shape in his mind.High Dragon Bump|Don Thompson
It is, if our own experience be worth anything, excessively hard to translate.
I stared at this for a long time, and then swiftly withdrew, overcome with horror which I could not translate into words.The Silent Isle|Arthur Christopher Benson
And I, who could read and translate French easily, had never found time to learn to chat freely in any language but my own.Memories and Anecdotes|Kate Sanborn
- to transfer (a cleric) from one ecclesiastical office to another
- to transfer (a see) from one place to another
Word Origin for translate
c.1300, "to remove from one place to another," also "to turn from one language to another," from Latin translatus "carried over," serving as past participle of transferre "to bring over, carry over" (see transfer), from trans- (see trans-) + latus "borne, carried," from *tlatos, from PIE root *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (see extol). Related: Translated; translating. A similar notion is behind the Old English word it replaced, awendan, from wendan "to turn, direct" (see wend).