Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun read

1 sense of read

Sense 1
read -- (something that is read; "the article was a very good read")
       => publication -- (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb read

11 senses of read

Sense 1
read -- (interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 2
read, say -- (have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 3
read -- (look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 4
read, scan -- (obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 5
read -- (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")
       => predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise -- (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")

Sense 6
take, read -- (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!")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 7
learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Sense 8
read, register, show, record -- (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'")
       => indicate -- (to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter")

Sense 9
read -- (audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year")
       => audition, try out -- (perform in order to get a role; "She auditioned for a role on Broadway")

Sense 10
read -- (to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 11
understand, read, interpret, translate -- (make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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