Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section I. Nature of Ideas Communicated

522. Interpretation.

   NOUN:INTERPRETATION, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain -, simple -, strict- interpretation; meaning [See Meaning]; mot d’énigme [F.]; clew (indication) [See Indication].
  symptomatology, semeiology or semiology, diagnosis, prognosis; metoposcopy, physiognomy; paleography (philology) [See Language]; oneirology.
  TRANSLATION; rendering, rendition; reddition; literal -, free- translation; key; secret; clavis [L.], crib, pony [U. S.].
  COMMENT, commentary; exegesis; expounding, exposition; hermeneutics; inference (deduction) [See Judgment]; illustration, exemplification; gloss, annotation, scholium, note; enucleation, elucidation, dilucidation [obs.]; éclaircissement [F.].
  acception [obs.], acceptation, acceptance; light, reading, lection, construction, version.
  EQUIVALENT, – meaning [See Meaning]; synonym, pœcilonym, polyonym [rare]; paraphrase, metaphrase; convertible terms, apposition.
  dictionary [See Word]; polyglot.
  PREDICTION [See Prediction]; chiromancy or cheiromancy, palmistry; astrology.
   VERB:INTERPRET, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.
  find out &c. [See Discovery] -the meaning of [See Meaning]; read; spell out, make out; decipher, unravel, disentangle; find the key of, enucleate, resolve, solve; consignify [rare]; read between the lines.
  ELUCIDATE, account for; find -, tell- the cause of [See Cause]; throw -, shed- -light, -new light, – fresh light- upon; clear up.
  illustrate, exemplify; unfold, expound, comment upon, annotate; popularize (render intelligible) [See Intelligibility].
  UNDERSTAND BY; take -, understand -, receive -, accept- in a particular sense; put a construction on, be given to understand.
   ADJECTIVE:EXPLANATORY, expository; explicative, explicatory; exegetical; construable; hermeneutic or hermeneutical, interpretive, interpretative, commentarial, commentatorial, inferential, illustrative, exemplificative, exemplificational, annotative, scholiastic, elucidative; symptomatological; paleographic or paleographical.
  EQUIVALENT [See Equality]; paraphrastic, consignificative [rare], consignificant, synonymous, pœcilonymic, polyonymal [rare], polyonymic [rare].
  metaphrastic, literal [See Meaning]; polyglot.
   ADVERB:IN EXPLANATION &c. n.; that is to say, id est [L.], videlicet [L.], to wit, namely, in other words.
  LITERALLY, strictly speaking; in -plain, – plainer- -terms, – words, – English; more simply.
   QUOTATION:One must be an inventor to read well.—Emerson