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decipher

de·ci·pher

decipher

pronunciation:
dih saI fr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deciphered, deciphering, deciphers
definition 1: to change from a code into ordinary language.
An expert deciphered the messages written in code.
synonyms:
decode
similar words:
interpret
definition 2: to figure out the meaning of, when the handwriting is bad or the use of words is not clear.
Your handwriting is so tiny I can't decipher it.
synonyms:
interpret
similar words:
comprehend, read, understand, unravel
derivations: decipherable (adj.), decipherability (n.), decipherer (n.)
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