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Part of speech: Participle


Part of speech: Verb

To observe and understand the meaning of ( something written, printed, or inscribed); peruse; as, to read a book; understand by observation; as, to read the stars; explain or make clear; as, it is easy to read his meaning; make a study of; as, to read law; learn, as from books, etc.; as, we read that the war has ended.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle

To peruse written or printed matter; learn from written or printed matter; with of or about; utter aloud the words of a book, etc.; as, he reads well; make a careful study; as, to read up on history; to have a special form; as, the passage reads thus.

Part of speech: Verb

Informed about, or acquainted with, by means of books.

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