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decipher

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdecipherde‧ci‧pher /dɪˈsaɪfə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 UNDERSTANDto find the meaning of something that is difficult to read or understandindecipherable 🔊 She studied the envelope, trying to decipher the handwriting.2 to change a message written in a code into ordinary language so that you can read it syn decodedecipherment noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
decipherWould you like me to decipher a Rorschach for you?From then on the Chamber began following closely each development as the messages were in turn deciphered and translated.Much of our SleepTight tryout was spent deciphering directions.She couldn't decipher it in the pitch black.For Adorno, then, the meaning of musical works is immanent; our role is to decipher it.Illiterate people may be able to recognize and decipher signs.Those Hansard writers could decipher the Rosetta stone in their spare time.It means that it has fewer aural clues from which to decipher the sense.What such discoveries mean is that scientists are deciphering what seems to be a fundamental weight-control system in the body.
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Verb table
decipher
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecipher
he, she, itdeciphers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeciphered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deciphered
he, she, ithas deciphered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deciphered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decipher
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deciphered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam deciphering
he, she, itis deciphering
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you, we, theyare deciphering
Past
I, he, she, itwas deciphering
you, we, theywere deciphering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been deciphering
he, she, ithas been deciphering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been deciphering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be deciphering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been deciphering
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