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[v] change from one form or medium into another; "Braque translated collage into oil"
[v] change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation, in mathematics
[v] make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"
[v] genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
[v] restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
[v] express, as in simple and less technical langauge; "Can you translate the instructions in this manual for a layman?"; "Is there a need to translate the psychiatrist's remarks?"
[v] bring to a certain spiritual state
[v] physics: subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
[v] be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; "poetry often does not translate"; "Tolstoy's novels translate well into English"
[v] be equivalent in effect; "the growth in income translates into greater purchasing power"


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