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For instance, I think of teenagers as being really willing to ask questions that some people interpret as sensitive.

Others described how they have to take their children with them everywhere they go to interpret for them.

There are some people who would say he should not have a platform on social media because they disagree strongly with how he interprets the data.

While it might seem like the law is the law, what’s far more important than what is written in the law or SEC regulations is how the law is interpreted, which is really about the sociology of attorneys.

That’s in part because the findings establish evidence in a way that the legal system can interpret.

The impulse to interpret seems to me what makes personal essay writing compelling.

As Testino explains, he decided to interpret each of the pillars via six unique characters.

The first story featured a man who hires Dr. Strange to help interpret his troubled dreams.

Many Muslims may disagree with my view, or interpret Islam in a more moderate way, but I cannot accept this religion myself.

At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.

Mademoiselle caught it, and Garnache caught it too, although he failed to interpret it as precisely as he would have liked.

I opposed this, fearing, of course, that the French and even the Gentiles might interpret this as an affront to our faith.

Increpaui ego, vt potui, per interpret paganicos hos mores in iam Christianis.

Miss Watling seemed to interpret his thoughts, for she positively looked down and blushed.

Different courts interpret the same act sometimes in different ways.

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What are other ways to say interpret?

To interpret is to give the meaning of something by paraphrase, by translation, or by an explanation based on personal opinion: to interpret a poem or a symbol. To expound is to give a methodical, detailed, scholarly explanation of something, usually Scriptures, doctrines, or philosophy: to expound the doctrine of free will. To explain is to make plain, clear, or intelligible something that is not known or understood: to explain a theory or a problem. To elucidate is to throw light on what before was dark and obscure, usually by illustration and commentary and sometimes by elaborate explanation: They asked him to elucidate his statement. 

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On this page you'll find 124 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to interpret, such as: clarify, construe, decipher, depict, describe, and enact.

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