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decipher

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verb de·ci·pher \dē-ˈsī-fər\

Simple Definition of decipher

  • : to find the meaning of (something that is difficult to read or understand)

Full Definition of decipher

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  decode 1a

  3. 2 obsolete :  depict

  4. 3 a :  to make out the meaning of despite indistinctness or obscurity b :  to interpret the meaning of

de·ci·pher·able play \-f(ə-)rə-bəl\ adjective
de·ci·pher·er play \-fər-ər\ noun
de·ci·pher·ment play \-fər-mənt\ noun

Examples of decipher

  1. I couldn't decipher his sloppy handwriting.

  2. <we deciphered the hidden message to find out when we were supposed to meet>



1545

First Known Use of decipher

1545

Rhymes with decipher



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