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read1

read

pronunciation:
rid
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part of speech: verb
inflections: reads, reading, read
definition 1: to look at and understand the meaning of something written.
My little brother is learning to read.
 
definition 2: to say or show.
The thermometer reads 102 degrees.
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Are you looking for the word reed (tall grass)? Read and reed sound alike but have different meanings. The past tense of read and the color red also sound alike but have different meanings.
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