|Origin:||interpréter, from Latin interpretari, from interpres 'someone who explains or translates'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to translate spoken words from one language into another:
They spoke good Spanish, and promised to interpret for me.
to believe that something someone does or something that happens has a particular meaning
interpret something as something
His refusal to work late was interpreted as a lack of commitment to the company.
to explain the meaning of something:
Freud's attempts to interpret the meaning of dreams
to perform a part in a play, a piece of music etc in a way that shows your feelings about it or what you think it means