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: to make known : declare, tell
: to explain the meaning of : interpret
rightly he ared the maid's intent— Robert Southey
: to give counsel to : advise
: adjudge, decree
did plain areed that unto him the horse belonged— Edmund Spenser
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Middle English areden, from Old English ārǣdan, from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣdan to advise, explain, read
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