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 for Interpreting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interpret \In*ter"pret\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interpreted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Interpreting.] [F. interpr[^e]ter, L.
     interpretari, p. p. interpretatus, fr. interpres interpeter,
     agent, negotiator; inter between + (prob.) the root of
     pretium price. See Price.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to
        translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or
        terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to
        language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries,
        etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an
        Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
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              Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
                                                    --Matt. i. 23.
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              And Pharaoh told them his dreams; but there was none
              that could interpret them unto Pharaoh. --Gen. xli.
                                                    8.
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     2. To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by
        illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the
        character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an
        artist interprets a landscape.
  
     Syn: To translate; explain; solve; render; expound;
          elucidate; decipher; unfold; unravel.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  interpreting
      n 1: an explanation of something that is not immediately
           obvious; "the edict was subject to many interpretations";
           "he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables"; "often
           imitations are extended to provide a more accurate
           rendition of the child's intended meaning" [syn:
           interpretation, interpreting, rendition, rendering]

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