Definition of Decipher

1. Verb. Convert code into ordinary language.

Exact synonyms: Decode, Decrypt
Generic synonyms: Rewrite
Derivative terms: Decipherer, Decipherer, Decipherment, Decoding, Decryption
Antonyms: Encode



2. Verb. Read with difficulty. "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"
Exact synonyms: Trace
Generic synonyms: Read

Definition of Decipher

1. v. t. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.

Definition of Decipher

1. Verb. To decode or decrypt a code or cipher to plain text. ¹

2. Verb. To read text that is almost illegible or obscure. ¹

3. Verb. To find a solution to a problem. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decipher

1. to determine the meaning of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decipher

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decipher (current term)
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Literary usage of Decipher

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... myƶs:) decipher, (osata lu- kea) be able to read [huom. en saa ... It Is impossible to make out (1. to decipher) what he writes] ; [In his mind, ..."

2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"... while the Preparations go on ; Voltaire visits Friedrich to decipher it, but cannot. Podewils and Schwerin gone, King Friedrich, though still very busy ..."

3. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1862)
"i Mystery in Berlin, for Seven Weeks, while the Preparations (jo on; Voltaire visits Friedrich to decipher it, but cannot. Podewils and Schwerin gone ..."

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