decode

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈkəʊd/ or /diːˈkəʊd/

Verb[change]

Plain form
decode

Third-person singular
decodes

Past tense
decoded

Past participle
decoded

Present participle
decoding

  1. If you decode something, you convert a coded message into a simple text.
    The cryptographer was ordered to decode a message that was sent from an ally.
  2. If you decode something, you figure out something that is difficult to read.
    The pharmacist finally managed to decode the doctor's illegible handwriting.