aread

transitive verb
variants: or areed \əˈrēd\

Definition of aread

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

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Origin and Etymology of aread

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


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