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Definition of translate
verb [with object]
1express the sense of (words or text) in another language:the German original has been translated into English [no object] be expressed or be capable of being expressed in another language:shiatsu literally translates as “finger pressure.”
(translate something into/translate into
) convert or be converted into (another form or medium): [with object]:few of Shakespeare’s other works have been translated into ballets
2move from one place or condition to another:she had been translated from familiar surroundings to a foreign court formal move (a bishop) to another see or pastoral charge. formal remove (a saint’s relics) to another place. literary convey (someone, typically still alive) to heaven. Biology convert (a sequence of nucleotides in messenger RNA) to an amino-acid sequence in a protein or polypeptide during synthesis. 3 Physics cause (a body) to move so that all its parts travel in the same direction, without rotation or change of shape. Mathematics transform (a geometric figure) in an analogous way.