translate

translate [trans′lāt΄, tranz′lāt; trans lāt′, tranzlāt′]
vt.
translated, translating [ME translaten < ML & L: ML translatare < L translatus, transferred, used as pp. of transferre: see TRANSFER]
1. to move from one place or condition to another; transfer; specif.,
a) Theol. to convey directly to heaven without death
b) Eccles. to transfer (a bishop) from one see to another; also, to move (a saint's body or remains) from one place of interment to another
2. to put into the words of a different language
3. to change into another medium or form [to translate ideas into action]
4. to put into different words; rephrase or paraphrase in explanation
5. to transmit (a telegraphic message) again by means of an automatic relay
6. Archaic to enrapture; entrance
7. Cytology to convert into a chain of amino acids forming a specific protein: said of genetic information in the form of messenger RNA
8. Mech. to impart translation to
vi.
1. to make a translation into another language
2. to be capable of being translated
translatable
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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