from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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



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