- To issue a reprimand:
My parents read me a lecture because I had neglected my chores.
- To perceive or detect an obscure or unexpressed meaning:
learned to read between the lines of corporate annual reports to discern areas of fiscal weakness.
- To expel by proclamation from a social, political, or other group:
was read out of the secretariat after the embarrassing incident.
- to display or record with a readout device
- to expel from (a political party, society, etc.) by public reading of dismissal
Other Word Forms of Read
Origin of Read
From Middle English reden, from Old English rÇ£dan (“to counsel, advise, consult; interpret, read"), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ“danÄ… (“advise, counsel"). Cognate with Scots rede, red (“to advise, counsel, decipher, read"), Saterland Frisian räide (“to advise, counsel"), West Frisian riede (“to advise, counsel"), Dutch raden (“to advise, counsel, rede"), German raten (“to advise; guess"), Danish rÃ¥de (“to advise"), Swedish rÃ¥da (“to advise, counsel"). The development from "˜advise, interpret' to "˜interpret letters, read' is unique to English. Compare rede.
Middle English reden from Old English rǣdan to advise ar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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