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Synonyms for read
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term read.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. read(verb)

    something that is read

    "the article was a very good read"

  2. read(verb)

    interpret something that is written or printed

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

    Synonyms:
    take, translate, say, study, show, scan, understand, register, learn, record, interpret

  3. read, say(verb)

    have or contain a certain wording or form

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

    Synonyms:
    enunciate, sound out, aver, scan, say, record, state, enounce, register, learn, interpret, articulate, translate, study, pronounce, enjoin, allege, understand, take, tell, order, suppose, show

  4. read(verb)

    look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

    "The King will read the proclamation at noon"

    Synonyms:
    take, translate, say, study, show, scan, understand, register, learn, record, interpret

  5. read, scan(verb)

    obtain data from magnetic tapes

    "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

    Synonyms:
    take, run down, glance over, translate, say, study, show, skim, scan, understand, register, learn, rake, record, interpret

  6. read(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    take, translate, say, study, show, scan, understand, register, learn, record, interpret

  7. take, read(verb)

    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!"

    Synonyms:
    take on, demand, take in, shoot, get, call for, exact, take, pack, bring, acquire, involve, register, make, scan, lease, guide, engage, lead, hire, necessitate, select, have, record, occupy, strike, study, get hold of, train, use up, assume, admit, pick out, need, say, adopt, subscribe to, deal, take aim, translate, show, postulate, claim, ingest, hold, carry, contract, aim, require, fill, film, charter, drive, direct, ask, choose, subscribe, convey, submit, understand, conduct, interpret, take up, rent, take away, consider, accept, learn, withdraw, consume, contain, look at, remove

  8. learn, study, read, take(verb)

    be a student of a certain subject

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

    Synonyms:
    require, pick up, occupy, interpret, rent, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, get word, take on, carry, watch, assume, meditate, scan, memorise, subscribe to, hold, choose, learn, fill, instruct, necessitate, discover, pick out, examine, register, con, have, hit the books, consider, need, study, get a line, say, get wind, contract, deal, adopt, film, remove, ascertain, translate, lease, train, check, consume, take up, larn, bring, analyze, strike, use up, select, take, engage, drive, find out, see, claim, demand, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, canvas, call for, take in, analyse, submit, canvass, take aim, shoot, aim, contemplate, direct, charter, hear, postulate, contain, determine, subscribe, convey, involve, acquire, look at, record, hire, accept, understand, guide, admit, teach, show, memorize, ask, conduct

  9. read, register, show, record(verb)

    indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

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

    Synonyms:
    express, demo, register, show, testify, establish, depict, evidence, put down, take, exhibit, point, indicate, say, record, picture, memorialize, cross-file, shew, file, immortalize, usher, scan, designate, memorialise, render, study, evince, prove, tape, present, demonstrate, understand, interpret, enter, commemorate, translate, immortalise, learn, show up, bear witness

  10. read(verb)

    audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role

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

    Synonyms:
    take, translate, say, study, show, scan, understand, register, learn, record, interpret

  11. read(verb)

    to hear and understand

    "I read you loud and clear!"

    Synonyms:
    take, translate, say, study, show, scan, understand, register, learn, record, interpret

  12. understand, read, interpret, translate(verb)

    make sense of a language

    "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

    Synonyms:
    construe, infer, scan, say, represent, sympathise, transform, show, empathize, rede, register, learn, interpret, sympathize, translate, study, record, empathise, take, realise, realize, render, see, understand

Wiktionary

  1. read(verb)

    Synonyms:
    study, interpret, make sense of, learn, make out, understand

    Antonyms:
    pass

  2. read(verb)

    To speak aloud words or other information that is written. Often construed with a to phrase or an indirect object.

    Synonyms:
    speak, read out

  3. read(verb)

    To be able to hear what another person is saying over a radio connection.

    Do you read me?

    Synonyms:
    receive, hear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. read

    Synonyms:
    elaborated, premeditated, prepared, recited, studied, written

    Antonyms:
    extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, improvised, offhand, unpremeditated

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. read

    Synonyms:
    peruse, interpret, decipher, unravel, discover, recognize, learn

    Antonyms:
    misread, misinterpret, overlook, misobserve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. read(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    peruse

  2. read(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    interpret, decipher, unravel, make out, understand

  3. read(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    practise reading, be studious in books

  4. read(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be read, appear in reading

  5. read(a.)

    Synonyms:
    learned, versed in books

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. read(v)

    Synonyms:
    peruse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reading, follows, lu, lea, dsl, lis, bed, maltese, lus, leer, read-, leen, lira, interpreted, see, lean, lee, lire, readout, afl

How to pronounce read?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say read in sign language?

  1. read

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How to use read in a sentence?

  1. Kelly Clarkson:

    I literally read this book, and I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up. I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book.

  2. Alice Hughes:

    Normally, I check things out before I do them. I read everything.

  3. Jony Luna:

    We are just defending democracy, we are not crazy, or irrational, as they call us. Our fathers fought when they couldn't even read and write, now it is our time to fight, to defend our people and the people of Bolivia.

  4. Mariana Fulger:

    Too strong of a light can be deadly to the one used to read by candlelight.

  5. Donald Trump:

    READ THE TRANSCRIPTS! The Impeachment Hoax is the greatest con job in the history of American politics!


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