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English noun: read

1. read (communication) something that is read


SamplesThe article was a very good read.


Broader (hypernym)publication


English verb: read

1. read (cognition) interpret something that is written or printed


SamplesRead the advertisement.
Have you read Salman Rushdie?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see


Narrower (hyponym)anagram, anagrammatise, anagrammatize, decipher, dip into, lip-read, lipread, reread, skim, skim over, speech-read, trace


Verb groupread, read, say

2. read (stative) have or contain a certain wording or form


SamplesThe passage reads as follows.
What does the law say?.


Synonymssay


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Verb groupread

3. read (cognition) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed


SamplesThe King will read the proclamation at noon.


ExamplesThe parents read a French poem to the children, The parents read the children a French poem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)call, dictate, numerate


Verb groupread

4. read (cognition) obtain data from magnetic tapes


SamplesThis dictionary can be read by the computer.


Synonymsscan


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see


Narrower (hyponym)misread

5. read (cognition) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior


SamplesShe read the sky and predicted rain.
I can't read his strange behavior.
The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise


Narrower (hyponym)scry


Verb groupread, take

6. read (cognition) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression


SamplesI read this address as a satire.
How should I take this message?.
You can't take credit for this!.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see


Narrower (hyponym)misinterpret, misread


Verb groupread, read

7. read (cognition) be a student of a certain subject


SamplesShe is reading for the bar exam.


Synonymslearn, study, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)audit, drill, exercise, practice, practise, prepare, train

8. read (communication) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments


SamplesThe thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
The gauge read `empty'.


Synonymsrecord, register, show


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)indicate


Narrower (hyponym)say, show, strike

9. read (creation) audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role


SamplesHe is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)audition, try out


Domain categoryperforming arts

10. read (cognition) to hear and understand


SamplesI read you loud and clear!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)understand


Verb groupread, take

11. read (cognition) make sense of a language


SamplesShe understands French.
Can you read Greek?.


Synonymsinterpret, translate, understand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)understand









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