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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. Allison Jean:

    My life has not been the same, it's just been like a roller coaster.Guyger, who is white, testified that after working long hours on September 6, 2018, she returned to her Dallas County apartment complex. In uniform but off duty, she approached what she thought was her apartment. She noticed the door was partially open, saw a man inside who she believed to be an intruder, and fired her service weapon, killing him.How Botham Jeans mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her sonIn fact, she was at the apartment directly above hers -- which belonged to the 26-year-old Jean, who was black. Prosecutors said Jean had been on the couch in his shorts, watching TV and eating vanilla ice cream when Guyger walked in.Read MoreJurors deliberated for less than 24 hours before reaching the verdict. Guyger was booked into the North Tower Detention Center in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to the county website.Though the topic of race did not figure prominently in the trial itself, outside the courtroom, Jean's case had became a focal point in the national conversation on policing and the threat of violence people of color face in daily life.After the verdict, S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, called the murder conviction a.

  2. Tennessee Williams:

    The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny.

  3. Tom Sadowski:

    I really enjoyed working for Apple ... I never had any intention of betraying any secrets or harming Apple, as anyone who has read the book will tell you, but I also believe in the freedom of the press and freedom of speech and that every person and every company is equal before the law, and therefore I resist Apple's demands.

  4. El Paso in which O'Rourke:

    And to some degree, El Paso in which O'Rourke're performing when El Paso in which O'Rourke're running for office, right ? you're never fully, wholly, truly yourself, warts and all. You are on a stage and you're projecting and you're acting in a way that you want people to read and form their picture of you. No one can help that. ... We're all actors on that stage, and no one more so than perhaps someone running for president. But I couldn't go do that.

  5. Rafael Nadal:

    Pablo Carreno Busta.READ's a super brave girl.


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