1express the sense of (words or text) in another language:several of his books were translated into English [no object] be expressed or be capable of being expressed in another language:shiatsu literally translates as ‘finger pressure’ 2
(translate something into/translate into
) convert something or be converted into (another form or medium): [with object]:few of Shakespeare’s other works have been translated into ballets [no object]:twenty years of critical success which rarely translated into public acclaim
[with object] Biology convert (a sequence of nucleotides in messenger RNA) to an amino-acid sequence in a protein or polypeptide during synthesis. 3move from one place or condition to another:she had been translated from familiar surroundings to a foreign court formal move (a bishop or, in Scotland, a minister) to another see or pastoral charge: in 1228 he was translated from Salisbury to Durham formal remove (a saint’s relics) to another place. literary convey (someone who is not dead) to heaven.
4 Physics cause (a body) to move so that all its parts travel in the same direction, without rotation or change of shape. Mathematics transform (a geometrical figure) in an analogous way.