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1. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] interpret something that is written or printed.

Synonyms

  • lip-read
  • lipread
  • interpret
  • anagrammatize
  • see
  • dip into
  • anagram
  • skim
  • say
  • speech-read
  • reread
  • decipher
  • anagrammatise
  • trace
  • construe

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word read


1. Verb, past participle
In order for an SD card to be read by the iPad, it must use the FAT32 format.

2. Verb, base form
If a second coat is needed, read the directions for drying times, and apply another coat.

Quotes containing the word read


1. As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
- Mark Twain

3. Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

2. well-read

adjective. well informed or deeply versed through reading.

Antonyms

  • unenlightened

3. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.

Synonyms

  • mouth
  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • dictate
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • numerate

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify
  • iodinate

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] have or contain a certain wording or form.

Synonyms

  • say
  • feature

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] obtain data from magnetic tapes.

Synonyms

  • interpret
  • see
  • misread
  • construe

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • disclaim
  • outgo
  • stay

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] be a student of a certain subject.

Synonyms

  • audit
  • learn
  • study
  • prepare
  • drill
  • practice
  • train
  • take
  • practise

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • fatty
  • devoice

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.

Synonyms

  • see
  • misinterpret
  • misread
  • take
  • construe

Antonyms

  • winterize
  • summerize
  • disqualify
  • walk

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior.

Synonyms

  • prognosticate
  • take
  • forebode
  • anticipate
  • foretell
  • call
  • predict
  • promise

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • give
  • go
  • obviate

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • indicate
  • register
  • show
  • say

Antonyms

  • sell
  • refrain
  • lose
  • demobilize

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. read

verb. ['ˈrɛd, ˈriːd'] to hear and understand.

Synonyms

  • take

Antonyms

  • encode
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • rædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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