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verb [transitive] decipher pronunciation in American English /dɪˈsaɪfər/
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present tense
present participledeciphering
past tensedeciphered
past participledeciphered
  1. 2
    to succeed in understanding the meaning of something written in a secret system of letters or symbols called a code
  2. 3
    to understand something mysterious or confusing

    The look he gave her was hard to decipher.


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