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.
Origin of translate
Can be confusedtranslate transliterate
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
British Dictionary definitions for translate
- to transfer (a cleric) from one ecclesiastical office to another
- to transfer (a see) from one place to another