Definition of Decipher in English :

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Decipher meaning in English

Meaning of Decipher in English

Pronunciation of Decipher in English

Decipher pronunciation in English

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1. decipher, decode, decrypt

convert code into ordinary language

2. decipher, trace

read with difficulty

Example Sentences:
'Can you decipher this letter?'
'The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to determine the meaning of (something obscure or illegible)
to convert from code into plain text; decode

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verb transitive
to translate (a message in cipher or code) into ordinary, understandable language; decode
to make out the meaning of (ancient inscriptions, illegible writing, etc.)

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tr.v. de·ci·phered, de·ci·pher·ing, de·ci·phers
1. To read or interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter).
2. To convert from a code or cipher to plaintext; decode.

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