Etymology: [ tran(t)s-lAt, tranz-; tran(t)s ] (verb.) 14th century. 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 āwendan), Middle English irecchen "to explain, expound, interpret" (from Old English ġereccan), and Old English ġeþēodan "to engage in, translate".
Synonyms: alter, commute, construe, convert, decipher, decode, do into, elucidate, explicate, gloss, make clear, metamorphose, metaphrase, paraphrase, put, render, reword, simplify, spell out, transcribe
Tenses: translates, translating, translated