in·ter·pret /in-'tər-prət/ vt: to explain or tell the meaning of (as a document) esp. in order to determine intentthey must interpret the provisions of the Constitution — L. H. Tribe
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
annotate, characterize, clarify, clear up, conicere, construe, convey the meaning of, decipher, decode, deduce, define, delineate, depict, describe, diagnose, explain, explain the meaning, explanare, explicate, expound, figure out, give one an idea of, give one an impression of, illuminate, illustrate, interpretari, make clear, make plain, make sense of, offer an explanation of, reveal, set forth the meaning, simplify, solve, throw light upon, translate, translate orally, understand, unfold, unravel, unscramble
associated concepts: construction, interpret a contract, interpret a will
characterize, clarify, comment, construe (comprehend), construe (translate), define, determine, educate, elucidate, enlighten, explain, explicate, expound, illustrate, judge, read, recite, render (depict), resolve (solve), review, solve
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To ascertain or explain the meaning of something, such as a statute, contract, or other document; to explain the meaning of the language of a law or other legal document without venturing into legal intentions and consequences.n.interpretation See also construe, construction
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.