Synonyms of read in English:



  • 2 ‘Listen to this,’ he said and read a passage of the letter
    read out, read aloud, say aloud, recite, declaim
  • 5 the thermometer read 0°C
    indicate, register, record, display, show, have as a reading, measure
  • 7 he went on to read modern history at Oxford
    study, do, take; North American & Australian/New Zealand major in


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read something into something

officials cautioned against reading too much into the statistics infer frominterpolate fromassume fromattribute toread between the linesget hold of the wrong end of the stick

read someone the riot act

they read me the riot act on fighting and grounded me reprimandrebukescoldadmonishreproveupbraidchastisechidecensurecastigatelambasteberatelecturecriticizetake to taskgive a piece of one's mind tohaul over the coals informaltell offgive someone a telling-offdress downgive someone a dressing-downbawl outpitch intolay intolace intoblow up atgive someone an earfulgive someone a roastinggive someone a rocketgive someone a rollickingBritish informalhave a go atcarpettear someone off a stripgive someone what forlet someone have itNorth American informalchew outream outBritish vulgar slangbollockgive someone a bollocking

read up on

Chris had read up on this particular method of teaching children to write studyget up informalbone up onBritish informalmug up onswot archaiccon

take as read

it is taken as read that our products must be good presupposetake for grantedpresumeassumetake itsupposesurmisethinkacceptconsiderpostulateposit

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legible readable
illegible unreadable
literacy ability to read
illiteracy inability to read

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