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decode

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of decode

  1. 1 to change (as a secret message) from code into ordinary language <the agents worked into the night to decode the intercepted message from the enemy spy> Synonyms break, crack, decipher, decrypt Related Words descramble, unscramble; render, translate; dope (out), figure out, puzzle (out), solve, unravel, unriddle, work, work out Near Antonyms garble, jumble (up), mix (up) Antonyms cipher, code, encipher, encode, encrypt

  2. 2 to have a clear idea of <I was never able to decode the strange relationship that existed between those two people> Synonyms appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, comprehend, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandRelated Words absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms miss




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