variants or areed
əˈrēd
ared
əˈred
; ared; areading or areeding; areads or areeds
1
obsolete : to make known : declare, tell
2
archaic : to explain the meaning of : interpret
rightly he ared the maid's intent Robert Southey
3
obsolete : to give counsel to : advise
4
archaic : adjudge, decree
did plain areed that unto him the horse belonged Edmund Spenser

Word History

Etymology

Middle English areden, from Old English ārǣdan, from ā- (perfective prefix) + rǣdan to advise, explain, read

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“Aread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aread. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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