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British pronunciation/ɹˈiːd/
American pronunciation/riːd/
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to look at written or printed words or symbols and understand their meaning

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to go through a written or printed text and say that out loud to others so that they can hear it

to read definition and meaning
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The teacher read a famous speech to the students in class.
She always reads the instructions to the class.
Mom, can you read this bedtime story to me?
I read the news article aloud to my friend.
Reading a bedtime story to your child is a lovely tradition.
1.2

used for saying that a certain word, etc. in a text should be replaced with another word

1.3

(of a sign, text, or letter) to be in a specific wording

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The email notification read "Important message from your boss."
The headline in the newspaper read "Breaking News: Earthquake Strikes City."
The label on the box reads "Fragile - Handle with care."
The introduction now reads as follows: "In recent years, technology has revolutionized our lives."
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to discover information from something written

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to interpret a particular thing in a specific way

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Her raised eyebrows were read as a signal of surprise.
I read his smile as a sign of approval.
How do you read the current market conditions?
How do you read her intentions in this matter?
I don't know how to read his sudden change in behavior.
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(of a text) to give a certain impression

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The email reads like a heartfelt apology.
The novel reads as if it were written by a seasoned author.
The report reads smoothly and is easy to understand.
Despite its length, the article reads quickly due to its engaging content.
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(of a piece of measuring equipment) to indicate a specific amount or number

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to obtain information from what is indicated on a piece of measuring equipment

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The technician will read the water meter today.
Could you read the barometer and tell me the atmospheric pressure?
The gas company will send someone to read the gas meter next week.
Make sure to read the fuel gauge before we start our road trip.
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to hear and understand what someone is saying on a radio transmitter

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(with reference to computers) to interpret, copy, or move information

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to be a student of a specific subject, particularly at a university

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something that is read

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Please read the instructions carefully.
I can read this book easily.
Can you read the sign from this distance?
Can you read braille?
It's important to read the terms and conditions before agreeing.
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