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DECIPHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decipher mean? 

DECIPHER (verb)
  The verb DECIPHER has 2 senses:

1. convert code into ordinary language
2. read with difficulty

  Familiarity information: DECIPHER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECIPHER (verb)


Sense 1decipher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert code into ordinary language

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

decipher; decode; decrypt

Hypernyms (to "decipher" is one way to...):

rewrite (write differently; alter the writing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2decipher [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Read with difficulty

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

decipher; trace

Context examples:

Can you decipher this letter? / The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

Hypernyms (to "decipher" is one way to...):

read (interpret something that is written or printed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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