from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To read or interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter). See Synonyms at solve.
- transitive v. To convert from a code or cipher to plain text; decode.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To decode or decrypt a code or cipher to plain text.
- v. To read text that is almost illegible or obscure.
- v. To find a solution to a problem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms.
- transitive v. To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.
- transitive v. To stamp; to detect; to discover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To interpret by the use of a key, as something written in cipher; make out by discovering the key to.
- To succeed in reading, as what is written in obscure, partially obliterated, or badly formed characters.
- To discover or explain the meaning of, as of something that is obscure or difficult to be traced or understood.
- To describe or delineate.
- To find out; detect; discover; reveal.
- To write in cipher; conceal by means of a cipher or other disguise.
- =Syn. 1–3. To interpret, make out, unravel.
- n. A description.
- n. A deciphered cipher; a translated version of a cipher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. read with difficulty
- v. convert code into ordinary language
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