make sense of a language
She understands French; Can you read Greek?
make sense of; assign a meaning to
What message do you see in this letter?; How do you interpret his behavior?
give an interpretation or explanation to
restate (words) from one language into another language
I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.; Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?; She rendered the French poem into English; He translates for the U.N.
create an image or likeness of
The painter represented his wife as a young girl
give an interpretation or rendition of
The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully