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English definition of “read”

read

verb [L] (STATE)    /riːd/ (read, read   /red/   )
(of something written or printed) to have or give the stated information or meaning: [+ speech] The start of the American Constitution reads 'We, the people of the United States...' The thermometer is reading 40°C in the shade.Writing and typing
(Definition of read verb (STATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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