translate

[ trans-leyt, tranz-, trans-leyt, tranz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF translate
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I laughingly begged him to translate the remark, which he did with a smile.

She was, indeed, ill-treated; but what were we, to translate the phrase?

Some apology must be made for an attempt "to translate the untranslatable."

Several attempts had been made to translate this conception into a reality.

In that case we should translate “chwerthin wanar,” “their leader laughed.”

For these reasons it has been thought expedient not to translate it.

I had to translate it into English, of course, for Puff; so here it is.

She tried to translate his temptation into her own language, and her brain reeled.

We can only see and feel and recognize; we cannot translate them.

The concluding verse, which struck me much, I have essayed to translate.

WORD ORIGIN

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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