variants: or areed \ əˈrēd \
ared\ əˈred \; ared; areading or areeding; areads or areeds

Definition of aread 

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

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History and Etymology for aread

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

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