Synonyms of read in English:
1 he sat reading the evening newspaper
- 1read something into something
- 2read someone the riot act
- they read me the riot act on fighting and grounded mereprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, give a piece of one's mind to, haul over the coalsinformal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollickingBritish informal have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, let someone have itNorth American informal chew out, ream outBritish vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking
- 3read up on
- Chris had read up on this particular method of teaching children to writestudy, get upinformal bone up onBritish informal mug up on, swotarchaic con
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ability to read
inability to read
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