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Synonyms for read
rɛd

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

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 for "read":

    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. Blake Lively:

    I came home and went to bed at whatever time we finished, i haven’t been in it, so I don’t want to speak on something I haven’t read. I think that’s dangerous. It’s definitely something that being at the festival, the media these days, you come to a film festival about film and people talk about all different types of things. You know? That can be definitely tricky to navigate, I’m sure. I don’t want to speak about something I haven’t read.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh - anything but work.

  3. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester:

    It's hard to read a strong signal from that, but you don't ignore that signal.

  4. Melissa Joan Hart:

    Moms have to take care of themselves — get a babysitter, read a book, i didn’t have a nanny with my first son because I stayed home and had the mindset of ‘I didn’t have a baby for someone else to raise,’ but I did have a sitter come to the house so could work out. By the time I had my second son, I was shooting a movie and I needed the help. I actually found my nanny through Alex Trebek because my sister is best friends with his children.

  5. David Brock:

    Republicans tend to be more steadfast in their allegiance, and Democrats read one headline in the New York Times and the sky is suddenly falling.


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