read [-s] v

OE rædan < Germanic, probably related to OIr im-rádim, deliberate, consider.

  1. Study; examine; peruse; pore over; silently decode the features of a written text; [fig.] consider; ponder; think about.
  2. Learn; find out; obtain knowledge about; discover information about by examining texts.
  3. Interpret; construe; understand.
  4. Recite; repeat; deliver; utter; pronounce; verbalize; [fig.] chant; sing.