The world had become a different place and I found myself unequipped to interpret a whole new landmine-strewn nomenclature.
We move pretty quickly on movies, too, and sometimes people can interpret that as not caring enough.
Naturally, doctors try and interpret them to extract the best possible payment from Uncle Sam.
late 14c., from Old French interpreter (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari "explain, expound, understand," from interpres "agent, translator," from inter- (see inter-) + second element of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Sanskrit prath- "to spread abroad," PIE *per- (5) "to traffic in, sell" (see pornography). Related: Interpreted; interpreting.