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1‘the rabbis interpreted the Jewish laws’
explain, elucidate, expound, explicate, clarify, make clear, make plain, illuminate, shed light on, throw light on
gloss, simplify, spell out
2‘the remark was interpreted as a reference to the government’
understand, construe, take to mean, take, read, see, regard, explain
3‘the symbols are difficult to interpret’
decipher, decode, solve, resolve, untangle, unravel, make intelligible
understand, comprehend, make sense of
4‘the book was interpreted for English-speaking readers’
translate, transcribe, transliterate, rewrite, convert
5‘few ballets have so fully interpreted the thoughts of a poet’
portray, depict, present, perform, execute, enact, render
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