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English definition of “read out something”

read out something

phrasal verb with read    /rid/ verb
to read something to people so that it becomes officially known: The three-judge panel read out the verdict to a packed courtroom.
(Definition of read out something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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