Translated the technical jargon into ordinary language.
Translated the Korean novel into German.
His poetry translates well.
That idiom doesn't readily translate.
"Dog" translates as "chien" in French.
An excellent piece of writing will not necessarily translate well into film.
His sales experience translated well into his new job as a fund-raiser.
By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him. Heb. xi. 5.
To translate a disease.
When you take text written in Spanish and rewrite it in English, this is an example of a situation where you translate the text.
- To convey directly to heaven without death.
- To transfer (a bishop) from one see to another; also, to move (a saint's body or remains) from one place of interment to another.
To translate ideas into action.
Origin of translate
- Middle English translaten from Old French translater from Latin trānslātus past participle of trānsferre to transfer trāns- trans- lātus brought telə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English translaten from Classical Latin translatus, past participle of transferre, from trans- “across" + latus, "borne", "carried", irregular perfect passive participle of verb ferre “to bear". Displaced native Middle English awenden (“to change, translate") (from Old English Äwendan), Middle English irecchen (“to explain, expound, interpret") (from Old English Ä¡ereccan), and Old English Ä¡eÃ¾Ä“odan (“to engage in, translate").