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Definition 1: something that is read - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the article was a very good read

(read is a kind of ...) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Definition 2: interpret something that is written or printed - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • read the advertisement
  • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

(read is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

(... is a kind of read ) read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning

(... is a kind of read ) read anew; read again

"He re-read her letters to him"

(... is a kind of read ) read selectively; read only certain passages from a text

(... is a kind of read ) read with difficulty

"Can you decipher this letter?" "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

(... is a kind of read ) read superficially

(... is a kind of read ) interpret by lipreading; of deaf people

(read has a similar meaning as ...) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) have or contain a certain wording or form

"The passage reads as follows" "What does the law say?"

Definition 3: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The King will read the proclamation at noon

(read is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

(... is a kind of read ) read out loud as words written numbers

(... is a kind of read ) say out loud for the purpose of recording

"He dictated a report to his secretary"

(... is a kind of read ) read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

"Call roll"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Definition 4: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She read the sky and predicted rain
  • I can't read his strange behavior
  • The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball

(read is a kind of ...) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

(... is a kind of read ) divine by gazing into crystals

(read has a similar meaning as ...) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

"I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?"

Definition 5: make sense of a language - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She understands French
  • Can you read Greek?

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(read is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

Definition 6: be a student of a certain subject - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is reading for the bar exam

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of read ) attend academic courses without getting credit

(... is a kind of read ) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

(... is a kind of read ) learn by repetition

"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

Definition 7: obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dictionary can be read by the computer

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(read is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

(... is a kind of read ) read or interpret wrongly

"He misread the data"

Definition 8: to hear and understand - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I read you loud and clear!

(read is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

"I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?"

Definition 9: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression - [verb of cognition]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I read this address as a satire
  • How should I take this message?

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(read is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

(... is a kind of read ) interpret wrongly

"I misread Hamlet all my life!"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) to hear and understand

"I read you loud and clear!"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior

"She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can't read his strange behavior" "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

Definition 10: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments - [verb of communication]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
  • The gauge read `empty'

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(read is a kind of ...) to state or express briefly

"indicated his wishes in a letter"

(... is a kind of read ) indicate

"The clock says noon"

(... is a kind of read ) give evidence of, as of records

"The diary shows his distress that evening"

(... is a kind of read ) indicate (a certain time) by striking

"The clock struck midnight" "Just when I entered, the clock struck"

Definition 11: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role - [verb of creation]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year

(read is a kind of ...) perform in order to get a role

"She auditioned for a role on Broadway"

(read belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 12: have or contain a certain wording or form - [verb of stative]

Samples where read or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The passage reads as follows
  • What does the law say?

Synonyms for read in the sense of this definition

(read is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(read has a similar meaning as ...) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

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