Interpret vs Interpretational - What's the difference?

interpret | interpretational |

As a noun interpret

is interpreter.

As an adjective interpretational is

of or pertaining to interpretation; serving to interpret.




(en verb)
  • To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied especially to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
  • * The Holy Bible, (w) i. 23.
  • Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
  • * The Holy Bible, (w) xli. 8.
  • And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives.
  • To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
  • To act as an interpreter.
  • Synonyms

    * translate, explain, solve, render, expound, elucidate, decipher, unfold, unravel


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  • Of or pertaining to interpretation; serving to interpret.
  • Derived terms

    * interpretationally