Transmute vs Translate - What's the difference?

transmute | translate |

As verbs the difference between transmute and translate

is that transmute is while translate is .

As an adjective transmute

is transmuted.




  • To change, transform or convert one thing to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • The alchemists tried to transmute base metals to gold.
  • To change, transform or convert to another, or from one state or form to another.
  • Did the base metals transmute to gold?




  • (label) To change text (as of a book, document, movie) from one language to another.
  • (label) To change text from one language to another; to have a translation into another language.
  • (label) To change from one form or medium to another.
  • * Shakespeare
  • * Macaulay
  • (label) To change from one form or medium to another.
  • To subject a body to linear motion with no rotation.
  • To transfer, to move from one place or position to another.
  • To transfer a holy relic from one shrine to another.
  • * Evelyn
  • To transfer a bishop from one see to another.
  • * Camden.
  • *'>citation
  • To ascend, to rise to Heaven without bodily death.
  • * Heb. xi. 5.
  • To entrance, to cause to lose sense or recollection.
  • To rearrange a song from one genre to another.
  • (label) To cause to move from one body part to another, as of disease.
  • Usage notes

    "Translation" is often used loosely to describe any act of conversion from one language into another, although formal usage typically distinguishes "interpretation" as the proper term for conversion of speech. Conversion of text from one orthography to another (attempting to roughly establish equivalent sound) is distinguished as "transliteration", whereas translation attempts to establish equivalent meaning. "Literal", "verbatim", or "word-for-word translation" ("metaphrase") aims to capture as much of the exact expression as possible, while "loose" or "free translation" or "paraphrase" aims to capture the general sense or artistic affect of the original text. At a certain point, however, text which has been too freely translated may be considered an "adaptation" instead.



    Derived terms

    {{der3, translation , translator , translatory , translatable , translatability , translative , translatives , translational , translationally}}


    (en noun)
  • A set of points obtained by'' adding a ''given'' fixed vector to each point ''of'' a ''given set.
  • Anagrams

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