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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. Whitney Cummings:

    Its taken me a couple days to process the information I have learned about Chris, im devastated and enraged by what Ive read and learned.

  2. Scott Walker:

    I've actually never talked about it or I haven't read about that. I've never asked him that, you've asked me to make statements about people that I haven't had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?

  3. Lawrence Friedhoff:

    If Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc is successful with Nuplazid, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc would have a positive read-through for Nelotanserin, acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc would suggest that we have a good chance.

  4. Harper Lee:

    Our main street director told me and she had heard it from the book store. It's definitely great news, everyone has always speculated about a second book. Everyone who read(' Mockingbird') has said,' Oh I wish she had written another book.' It's good for Monroeville. Her book brings people here every day.

  5. Animesh Roul:

    Now the country (Maldives) is witnessing a state of Emergency and former President and Supreme Court Judge were arrested, India should act fast for its citizens including tourists and expatriates (health care professionals and educators) stranded in that volatile quagmire.' Having said that, India is not in a position to carry out an Operation Cactus (Nov. 1988) type intervention as those times were different. Now bigger players are involved in Maldives affairs (read China) and India should be more cautious in its approach. We are not expecting to make another Nepal in Maldives, as far as our neighbourhood diplomatic ties are concern. ONE INDIA, February 6, 2018 https://www.oneindia.com/india/maldives-crisis-can-india-undertake-another-operation-cactus-2635789.html


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