How to pronounce read

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How to say read


Pronounce Read as R EH AH D.

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Phonetic transcription for read

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of read: | rɛæd |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of read: | rɛæd |

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Meanings for read


something that is read

"the article was a very good read"


interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

read, say(verb)

have or contain a certain wording or form

"The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"


look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

read, scan(verb)

obtain data from magnetic tapes

"This dictionary can be read by the computer"


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"

take, read(verb)

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!"

learn, study, read, take(verb)

be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

read, register, show, record(verb)

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"


audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role

"He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year"


to hear and understand

"I read you loud and clear!"

understand, read, interpret, translate(verb)

make sense of a language

"She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?"

to go over and mentally take in the content of

he always reads the newspaper in the morning as he eats breakfast

to tell of or describe beforehand

the psychic claimed to be able to read his future

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Example Sentences of read

I read lips.

I read a lot.

Read me more.

I read a book.

Read after me.

Read it to me.

I read his book.

I read the book.

I can read minds.

I read your book.

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Synonyms for read

take translate say study show scan understand register learn record interpret enunciate sound out aver state enounce articulate pronounce enjoin allege tell order suppose run down glance over skim rake take on demand take in shoot get call for exact pack bring acquire involve make lease guide engage lead hire necessitate select have occupy strike get hold of train use up assume admit pick out need adopt subscribe to deal take aim postulate claim ingest hold carry contract aim require fill film charter drive direct ask choose subscribe convey submit conduct take up rent take away consider accept withdraw consume contain look at remove pick up get word watch meditate memorise instruct discover examine con hit the books get a line get wind ascertain check larn analyze find out see canvas analyse canvass contemplate hear determine teach memorize express demo testify establish depict evidence put down exhibit point indicate picture memorialize cross file shew file immortalize usher designate memorialise render evince prove tape present demonstrate enter commemorate immortalise show up bear witness construe infer represent sympathise transform empathize rede sympathize empathise realise realize make sense of make out speak read out receive elaborated premeditated prepared recited studied written peruse decipher unravel recognize practise reading be studious in books be read appear in reading learned versed in books reading follows lu lea dsl lis bed maltese lus leer read leen lira interpreted lean lee lire readout afl pore (over) augur call forecast foretell predict presage prognosticate prophesy vaticinate

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Read in different languages

  • lees Afrikaans
  • ማንበብAmharic
  • قرأArabic
  • oxumaqAzerbaijani
  • чыта́ць, прачыта́цьByelorussian
  • чета́ прочета́ чу́вам прочитам Bulgarian
  • পড়াBengali
  • lennBreton
  • sentir llegir llegir-se estudiar Catalan
  • číst být gramotný předčítat Czech
  • вулаBelarusian
  • darllen Welch
  • læse Danish
  • studieren gelesen werden vorlesen lesen können lesen hören verstehen German
  • διαβάζω ανάγνωση Greek
  • legi Esperanto
  • leer entenderse leerse decir interpertase poner estudiar lectura Spanish
  • lugema kuulma omandama vaata Estonian
  • atzeman, irakurri, leitu, erakurriBasque
  • خواندن Persian
  • lukea kuulla Finnish
  • wilikaFiji
  • lesaFaeroese
  • recevoir lire étudier se lire lecture French
  • lêzeFrisian
  • léigh Irish
  • leughScots Gaelic
  • lerGalician
  • lhaihManx
  • קראHebrew
  • पढ़ना Hindi
  • elolvas felolvas olvas Hungarian
  • ընթերցել կարդալ Armenian
  • mengerti berbunyi pelajari dibaca baca Indonesian
  • lektarEsperanto
  • lesa lesning Icelandic
  • leggere leggersi leggere ad alta voce ricevere Italian
  • 読む, 読み上げるJapanese
  • კითხვა Georgian
  • оқуKazakh
  • atuarpoqGreenlandic
  • អាន, មើលCambodian
  • 읽다Korean
  • xwendin خوێندن bihîstin xwandin bîstin vekolîn Kurdish
  • окууKirghiz
  • lego studere legor recito Latin
  • liesenLuxembourgish
  • ອ່ານLao
  • skaityti Lithuanian
  • lasīt Latvian
  • kōrero, pānui, rītiMaori
  • чита Macedonian
  • പഠിക്കുക വായിക്കുക വായന Malayalam
  • уншихMongolian
  • पठ्Marathi
  • baca Malay
  • qaraMaltese
  • ဖတ်Burmese
  • lezen ontvangen horen gelezen worden voorlezen Dutch
  • lese studere høre oppfatte forstå Norwegian
  • ííníshtaʼNavajo, Navaho
  • ਵਾਚਣਾ Punjabi
  • studiować odczytać czytać przeczytać odczytywać czytać się Polish
  • copiar dizer ler estudar ler-se leitura lida Portuguese
  • ñawinchay, qillqaqhaway, ñawilliy, ñawiyQuechua
  • a putea citi lectura a lectura a fi citit citi a fi lecturat lecturare intonare citire Romanian
  • прочита́ть чита́ть изуча́ть Russian
  • पठ्, पठतिSanskrit
  • lèzere, lègere, lízere, ligi, lígiri, lígere, lèghereSardinian
  • čitati, читатиSerbo
  • කියවනවාSinghalese
  • čítať Slovak
  • brati, čìtatiSlovenian
  • lexon lexoj Albanian
  • balaSesotho
  • höra läsa studera uppfatta förstå läsning Swedish
  • soma Swahili
  • வாசி Tamil
  • వల్లెవేయు, చదువుTegulu
  • хонданTajik
  • อ่านออกเสียง, อ่านThai
  • okamakTurkmen
  • bumasa, basahinTagalog
  • okumak Turkish
  • укыргаTatar
  • чита́ти, прочита́тиUkrainian
  • پڑھناUrdu
  • oʻqimoqUzbek
  • đọc nghiên cứu ghi đề học viết chỉ Vietnamese
  • reidönVolapuk
  • לייענעןYiddish
  • Chinese

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