Definition of decipher
- decipher a secret message
- with her majesty's name deciphered in gold letters
- —Jonathan Swift
- trying to decipher her handwriting
- decipher the poem
I couldn't decipher his sloppy handwriting.
we deciphered the hidden message to find out when we were supposed to meet
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appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, comprehend, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand;
pick up on;
: to find the meaning of (something that is difficult to read or understand)
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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