Meaning of “read sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"read sth out" in British English

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read sth out

phrasal verb with read uk /riːd/ us /riːd/ verb read, read uk /red/ us /red/

B2 to read something and say the words aloud so that other people can hear:

He read out the names of all the winners.

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  • He read her letter out to the rest of the family.
  • Read out the numbers and I'll key them in.
  • Read it out for us all to hear.
  • He read out the sales figures in the meeting.
  • It's sometimes helpful to read out what you've written.

(Definition of “read sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)