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  • something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • make sense of a language
    • She understands French
    • Can you read Greek?
  • to hear and understand
    • I read you loud and clear!
  • audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role
    • He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year
  • indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
    • The gauge read `empty'
  • be a student of a certain subject
    • She is reading for the bar exam
  • interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    • I read this address as a satire
    • How should I take this message?
    • You can't take credit for this!
  • interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
    • She read the sky and predicted rain
    • I can't read his strange behavior
    • The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball
  • obtain data from magnetic tapes
    • This dictionary can be read by the computer
  • look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    • The King will read the proclamation at noon
  • have or contain a certain wording or form
    • The passage reads as follows
    • What does the law say?
  • interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?
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