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Definition of read:

  1. Hence, to know fully; to comprehend.
  2. imp. & p. p. of Read, v. t. & i.
  3. Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
  4. of Read
  5. Reading.
  6. Rennet. See 3d Reed.
  7. Saying; sentence; maxim; hence, word; advice; counsel. See Rede.
  8. To advise; to counsel.
  9. To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
  10. To discover or understand by characters, marks, features, etc.; to learn by observation.
  11. To give advice or counsel.
  12. To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
  13. To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
  14. To learn by reading.
  15. To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
  16. To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
  17. To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
  18. To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
  19. To tell; to declare.
  20. To tell; to declare; to recite.

Synonyms:

express, make, analyze, consume, order, exact, depict, realise, subscribe, carry, exhibit, apprehend, evince, immortalize, pronounce, fathom, fill, bear witness, commemorate, hit the books, look at, aver, memorize, enounce, ask, canvas, follow, rent, see, contract, determine, rede, show, get wind, hire, take in, check, dig, memorialise, choose, acquire, memorialize, evidence, strike, demo, take on, aim, train, lead, analyse, accept, sense, prove, subscribe to, assume, immortalise, empathise, tell, con, rake, present, larn, engage, postulate, get word, interpret, picture, adopt, remove, show up, conduct, convey, represent, deal, file, meditate, say, study, bring, skim, get a line, pick up, render, drive, instruct, consider, compass, lease, contemplate, construe, register, require, claim, shew, enjoin, twig, guide, ken, canvass, sound out, submit, scan, empathize, hear, hold, sympathise, demand, direct, indicate, occupy, testify, ingest, involve, put down, get, articulate, cross-file, conceive, take aim, get hold of, memorise, find out, necessitate, record, understand, catch, pack, teach, mark, contain, point, glance over, learn, withdraw, select, translate, admit, pick out, allege, infer, call for, make out, charter, sympathize, have, run down, shoot, state, take up, enter, use up, establish, film, ascertain, take away, usher, designate, examine, savvy, suppose, transform, need, watch, demonstrate, take, tape, enunciate.

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