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Meaning of “read” - Learner’s Dictionary

read

verb     /riːd/ ( past tense and past participle read /red/)
WORDS [I, T]
A1 to look at words and understand what they mean: What was the last book youread? I've been reading about John F Kennedy. [+ that] I've read that the economy is going to improve by the end of the year.Reading
SAY [I, T]
A2 to look at words that are written and say them aloud for other people to listen to: Do you want me to read it to you? [+ two objects] I read him a story at bedtime.Reading
SIGNS [T]
to look at signs and be able to understand them: Can you read music?Reading
MEASUREMENT [T]
to show the temperature, time, etc on a piece of measuring equipment: The thermometer read 20 degrees this morning. →  See also lip-read Weighing and measuring
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