Synonyms of read


1. read, publication

usage: something that is read; "the article was a very good read"


1. read, interpret, construe, see

usage: interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

2. read, say, have, feature

usage: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"

3. read, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

4. read, scan, interpret, construe, see

usage: obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

5. read, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise

usage: 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"

6. take, read, interpret, construe, see

usage: 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?"; "You can't take credit for this!"

7. learn, study, read, take

usage: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

8. read, register, show, record, indicate

usage: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

9. read, audition, try out

usage: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"

10. read, understand

usage: to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!"

11. understand, read, interpret, translate, understand

usage: make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

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Definition and meaning of read (Dictionary)