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decipher

de·ci·pher

decipher

 
pronunciation:
dih saI fr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deciphered, deciphering, deciphers
definition 1: to convert from a coded form to ordinary language; decode.
synonyms:
decode
antonyms:
cipher, encipher
similar words:
construe, interpret
definition 2: to interpret or comprehend (a piece of language) despite difficulties such as obscurity of style or bad handwriting.
synonyms:
construe, interpret
similar words:
comprehend, read, understand, unravel
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derivations: decipherable (adj.), decipherability (n.), decipherer (n.)
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