Definition of rede in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːd/


[mass noun]
Advice or counsel given by one person to another: what is your rede?
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  • Or the Wiccan rede, ‘And ye do no harm, do what thou will.’
  • The law of threefold return was introduced in the Wiccan rede, developed ostensibly by Gardner and Valiente IIRC, and likely ghostwritten by Crowley.
  • I know that a lot of Neo-Pagans abide by some kind of creed or rede.


[with object]
1Advise (someone): [with object and infinitive]: therefore, my son, I rede thee stay at home
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  • For Wiccans and many, though not all, Neo-Pagans, the single, moral tagline usually redes (pun intended) ‘Do as ye will, an it harm none.’
2Interpret (a riddle or dream): the secret of Man’s being is still a riddle that he cannot rede


Old English rǣd, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raad, German Rat. The verb is a variant of read, of the same origin.

Words that rhyme with rede

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