Synonyms of read in English:

read


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verb

1‘he sat reading the evening newspaper’

SYNONYMS

peruse, study, scrutinize, look through

pore over, devour, be absorbed in, bury oneself in

wade through, plough through

run one's eye over, cast an eye over, leaf through, scan, glance through, flick through, skim through, thumb through, flip through, browse through, dip into

archaic con

2‘‘Listen to this,’ he said and read a passage of the letter’

SYNONYMS

read out, read aloud, say aloud, recite, declaim

3‘I can't read my own writing’

SYNONYMS

decipher, make out, make sense of, interpret, understand, comprehend

4‘his remark could be read as a dig at Forsyth’

SYNONYMS

interpret, take, take to mean, construe, see, explain, understand

5‘the thermometer read 0°C’

SYNONYMS

indicate, register, record, display, show, have as a reading, measure

6‘I can't read your future, you know’

SYNONYMS

foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, prophesy, divine, prognosticate

archaic augur, presage

7‘he went on to read modern history at Oxford’

SYNONYMS

study, do, take

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noun

1‘I settled down for a read of ‘The Irish Press’’

SYNONYMS

perusal, study, scan, scrutiny


Phrases

    read something into something

      ‘officials cautioned against reading too much into the statistics’

      SYNONYMS

      infer from, interpolate from, assume from, attribute to

      read between the lines, get hold of the wrong end of the stick

    read someone the riot act

      ‘they read me the riot act on fighting and grounded me’

      SYNONYMS

      reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, give a piece of one's mind to, haul over the coals

      informal

      tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking

      British informal

      have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, let someone have it

      North American informal

      chew out, ream out

      British vulgar slang

      bollock, give someone a bollocking

    read up on
    take as read

      ‘it is taken as read that our products must be good’

      SYNONYMS

      presuppose, take for granted, presume, assume, take it, suppose, surmise, think, accept, consider, postulate, posit