Definitions

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

Etymologies

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From earlier aread, arede, from Middle English areden, from Old English ārēdan, ārǣdan ("to appoint, prepare; arrange, settle, decide; guess, prophesy, interpret, utter; read, read out, read to"), from Proto-Germanic *uzrēdanan (“to guess”), equivalent to a- +‎ read. Cognate with German erraten ("to guess"), Gothic  (urrēdan, "to contrive, discriminate").

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