Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess.
  • transitive v. To read.
  • transitive v. To counsel, advise, warn, or direct.
  • transitive v. To decree; to adjudge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To declare; tell; interpret; explain.
  • To counsel; advise; direct; teach.
  • To guess; conjecture.
  • To read.
  • n. Advice; discourse; narration.

Etymologies

Old English arēdan, arǣdan, corresponding to a- +‎ read. Cognate with German erraten. (Wiktionary)

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