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According to WordNet, the verb "read" has 11 sense(s).

200625119 interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?".

200626428 look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon".

200620239 to hear and understand; "I read you loud and clear!".

202730813 have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?".

200593852 make sense of a language; "She understands French"; "Can you read Greek?".

200624476 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!".

200627520 obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer".

201718755 audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; "He is auditioning for `Julius Caesar' at Stratford this year".

200627091 interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball".

200599992 be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam".

200922867 indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'".

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