Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section I. Nature of Ideas Communicated
NOUN: INTERPRETATION, definition; explanation, explication; solution, answer; rationale; plain -, simple -, strict- interpretation; meaning [See Meaning]; mot dénigme [ 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, pcilonym, 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, pcilonymic, 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