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English definition of “read”

read

verb [I/T] (OBTAIN MEANING)   /rid/ (past tense and past participle read  /red/)
to obtain meaning or information by looking at written words or symbols: [T] I read the book over the weekend. [I] She couldn’t read or write. [I] Did you read about the plan to build a new road to the airport? [+ that clause] I read that the job market for teachers is excellent. [T] He reads music. To read is also to say aloud the written words: [I/T] She read the story to the class.
(Definition of read verb (OBTAIN MEANING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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