1. [transitive, intransitive] To express the meaning of speech or writing in a different language translate something (from something) (into something). He translated the letter into English. Her books have been translated into 24 languages. Can you help me translate this legal jargon into plain English? 1a. Translate something (as something). ‘Suisse’ had been wrongly translated as ‘Sweden’. 1b. Translate (from something) (into something). I don't speak Greek so Dina offered to translate for me.
2. [intransitive] To be changed from one language to another. Most poetry does not translate well. 2a. Translate as something. The Welsh name translates as ‘Land's End’.
3. [transitive, intransitive] To change something, or to be changed, into a different form. 3a. Translate something (into something). It's time to translate words into action. 3b. Translate into something. I hope all the hard work will translate into profits.