(I was encouraged to ask this question here.)
In C, we say:
For interpreters (such as Lua), what is the equivalent verb?
The Lua interpreter ____________
When I write instructions for users of my Lua script, I often say:
Run the interpreter on
I think this can be said more succinctly:
Interpret (or Translate)
but that sounds awkward for some reason (perhaps because I'm unsure of its correctness). I can't really say compile because users may confuse it with the usage of the Lua compiler when I actually mean the Lua interpreter.