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read US English

Look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed

read US Thesaurus

Nadine and Ian were reading the paper by the fireplace

Read New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sir Herbert (Edward) (1893–1968), English critic

read in read US English

Look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed

read-in US English

The input or entry of data to a computer or storage device

lip-read US English

(Of a deaf person) understand speech from observing a speaker’s lip movements

map-read US English

Consult and interpret a map

must-read US English

Denoting a piece of writing that should or must be read

read-only US English

(Of memory, data, or a file) able to be accessed but not modified

well read US English

(Of a person) knowledgeable and informed as a result of extensive reading

well read US Thesaurus

a well-read history professor

read-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

read-write US English

Capable of reading existing data and accepting alterations or further input

sight-read US English

Read and perform (music) at sight, without preparation

speed-read US English

Read rapidly by assimilating several phrases or sentences at once

under-read US English

(Of a gauge or dial) show a reading lower than the true one

read-through US English

An initial rehearsal of a play at which actors read their parts from scripts

read my lips US English

Listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker’s words or the earnestness of their intent)

read for in read US English

(Of an actor) audition for (a part in a play or film)

read someone's palm US English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

read someone's mind US English

Discern what someone is thinking

read-only memory US English

Memory read at high speed but not capable of being changed by program instructions

music US English

The written or printed signs representing vocal or instrumental sound

read something into US English

Attribute a meaning or significance to (something) that it may not in fact possess

read someone out of US English

Formally expel someone from (an organization or body)

read up on something US English

Acquire information about a particular subject by studying it intensively or systematically

read between the lines US English

Look for or discover a meaning that is hidden or implied rather than explicitly stated

take something as read US English

Accept something without considering or discussing it; assume something

read someone like a book US English

Understand someone’s thoughts and motives clearly or easily

read someone the Riot Act US English

Give someone a strong warning that they must improve their behavior

readout US English

A visual record or display of the output from a computer or scientific instrument

reread US English

Read (a text) again

read up on something in read US English

Acquire information about a particular subject by studying it intensively or systematically

read someone's palm in palm2 US English

Tell someone’s fortune by looking at the lines on their palm

read someone's mind in read US English

Discern what someone is thinking

read my lips in read US English

Listen carefully (used to emphasize the importance of the speaker’s words or the earnestness of their intent)

read something into in read US English

Attribute a meaning or significance to (something) that it may not in fact possess

proofread US English

Read (printer’s proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors

under-read in under-read US English

(Of a gauge or dial) show a reading lower than the true one


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