decipher

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈsaɪfə(r)/

Verb[change]

Plain form
decipher

Third-person singular
deciphers

Past tense
deciphered

Past participle
deciphered

Present participle
deciphering

  1. (transitive) If you decipher something, you decode or decrypt a code or cipher into a plain text.
    The signals helped us to decipher what the allies meant.
  2. (transitive) If you are able to decipher something, you can read and understand text that is almost illegible.
    The teacher had a hard time deciphering her student's handwriting.
  3. (transitive) If you decipher something, you find a solution to a problem.