translate

[ trans-leyt, tranz-, trans-leyt, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈleɪt, trænz-, ˈtræns leɪt, ˈtrænz- /
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verb (used with object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.

verb (used without object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.

to provide or make a translation; act as translator.
to admit of translation: The Greek expression does not translate easily into English.

Nearby words

  1. transjordan,
  2. transkei,
  3. transkeian,
  4. transketolation,
  5. transl.,
  6. translater,
  7. translation,
  8. translation dictionary,
  9. translation of axes,
  10. translative

Origin of translate

1250–1300; Middle English translaten < Latin trānslātus (past participle of trānsferre to transfer), equivalent to trāns- trans- + -lātus (suppletive past participle of ferre to bear1), earlier *tlātus, equivalent to *tlā- bear (akin to thole2) + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms
Can be confusedtranslate transliterate

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British Dictionary definitions for untranslated

untranslated

/ (ˌʌntrænsˈleɪtɪd, ˌʌntrænz-) /

adjective

not having been expressed or written down in another language or dialect

translate

/ (trænsˈleɪt, trænz-) /

verb

Derived Formstranslatable, adjectivetranslatability, noun

Word Origin for translate

C13: from Latin translātus transferred, carried over, from transferre to transfer

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Word Origin and History for untranslated

translate

v.

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).

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Medicine definitions for untranslated

translate

[ trăns-lāt, trănz-, trănslāt′, trănz- ]

v.

To render in another language.
To put into simpler terms; explain or interpret.
To subject mRNA to translation.
Related formstrans•lat′a•bili•ty n.trans•lata•ble adj.


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