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Meaning of DECIPHER

Pronunciation:  di'sIfur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
  2. [v]  convert code into ordinary language
 

DECIPHER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: decode, decrypt, trace
 
 Antonyms: cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encode, encrypt, inscribe, write in code
 
 See Also: read, rewrite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*ci"pher\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deciphered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Deciphering}.] [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in
imitation of F. d['e]chiffrer. See {Cipher}.]
1. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into
   intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in
   secret characters.

2. To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning
   of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly
   obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.

3. To stamp; to detect; to discover. [R.]

         You are both deciphered, . . . For villains. --Shak.

 
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