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decipher


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decipher  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decipher 
  v  1:  convert  into  intelligible  form  [syn:  {decode}] 
  2:  read  with  difficulty;  "Can  you  decipher  this  letter?" 




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