variants or areed
; ared; areading or areeding; areads or areeds
obsolete : to make known : declare, tell
archaic : to explain the meaning of : interpret
rightly he ared the maid's intentRobert Southey
obsolete : to give counsel to : advise
archaic : adjudge, decree
did plain areed that unto him the horse belongedEdmund Spenser

Word History


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

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“Aread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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