Textual thesaurus for "read"

(verb) interpret, understand, translate

make sense of a language

She understands French; Can you read Greek?

(verb) take, study, learn

be a student of a certain subject

She is reading for the bar exam

(verb) take

interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

I read this address as a satire; How should I take this message?; You can't take credit for this!

(verb) scan

obtain data from magnetic tapes

This dictionary can be read by the computer

(verb) show, record, register

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'

(verb) say

have or contain a certain wording or form

The passage reads as follows; What does the law say?