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read as in something that is read
  • "the article was a very good read"
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read as in interpret something that is written or printed
  • "read the advertisement"
  • "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
read as in have or contain a certain wording or form
  • "The passage reads as follows"
  • "What does the law say?"

Synonyms

  • say the chance to speak; express in words; report or maintain; express a supposition; have or contain a certain wording or form; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; communicate or express nonverbally; utter aloud; state as one's opinion or judgement; recite or repeat a fixed text; indicate
read as in look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
  • "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
read as in obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
  • "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

Synonyms

  • scan the act of scanning; an image produced by scanning; examine minutely or intensely; examine hastily; make a wide, sweeping search of; conform to a metrical pattern ; move a light beam over; read metrically; obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
read as in 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"
read as in 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?"

Synonyms

  • take the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ; carry out; require (time or space); take somebody somewhere; get into one's hands, take physically; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; interpret something in a certain way; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; take into one's possession; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; receive willingly something given or offered; assume, as of positions or roles; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; require as useful, just, or proper; experience or feel or submit to; make a film or photograph of something; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make use of or accept for some purpose; take by force; occupy or take on; admit into a group or community; ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be a student of a certain subject; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; head into a specified direction; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; be seized or affected in a specified way; have with oneself; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain regularly; buy, select; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; have sex with; lay claim to; be designed to hold or take; be capable of holding or containing; develop a habit; proceed along in a vehicle; obtain by winning; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
read as in be a student of a certain subject
  • "She is reading for the bar exam"

Synonyms

  • learn gain knowledge or skills; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; commit to memory; be a student of a certain subject; impart skills or knowledge to; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • study consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; be a student; give careful consideration to; be a student of a certain subject; learn by reading books; think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; a detailed critical inspection ; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; a state of deep mental absorption; a room used for reading and writing and studying; a branch of knowledge; preliminary drawing for later elaboration; attentive consideration and meditation; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
  • take the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ; carry out; require (time or space); take somebody somewhere; get into one's hands, take physically; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; interpret something in a certain way; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; take into one's possession; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; receive willingly something given or offered; assume, as of positions or roles; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; require as useful, just, or proper; experience or feel or submit to; make a film or photograph of something; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make use of or accept for some purpose; take by force; occupy or take on; admit into a group or community; ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be a student of a certain subject; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; head into a specified direction; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; be seized or affected in a specified way; have with oneself; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain regularly; buy, select; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; have sex with; lay claim to; be designed to hold or take; be capable of holding or containing; develop a habit; proceed along in a vehicle; obtain by winning; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
read as in indicate a certain reading
  • "of gauges and instruments"
  • "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
  • "The gauge read `empty'"

Synonyms

  • register an official written record of names or events or transactions ; (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments ; a book in which names and transactions are listed ; (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind ; an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room ; a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device ; a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; record in writing; record in a public office or in a court of law; enroll to vote; be aware of; indicate a certain reading; have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties ; show in one's face; manipulate the registers of an organ ; send by registered mail; enter into someone's consciousness
  • show the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; something intended to communicate a particular impression; a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; give an exhibition of to an interested audience; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; provide evidence for; make visible or noticeable; show in, or as in, a picture; give expression to; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; be or become visible or noticeable; indicate a certain reading; give evidence of, as of records; take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; finish third or better in a horse or dog race
  • record make a record of; register electronically; indicate a certain reading; be aware of; anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; the sum of recognized accomplishments; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; an extreme attainment; a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
read as in audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
  • "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"
read as in to hear and understand
  • "I read you loud and clear!"
read as in make sense of a language
  • "She understands French"
  • "Can you read Greek?"

Synonyms

  • understand know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; make sense of a language; believe to be the case; be understanding of
  • interpret make sense of; give an interpretation or explanation to ; give an interpretation or rendition of; create an image or likeness of; restate (words) from one language into another language; make sense of a language
  • translate restate (words) from one language into another language; change from one form or medium into another; make sense of a language; bring to a certain spiritual state ; change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation ; be equivalent in effect; be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way; subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body ; express, as in simple and less technical language; determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

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