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verb [transitive] decipher pronunciation in British English /dɪˈsaɪfə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydecipher
he/she/itdeciphers
present participledeciphering
past tensedeciphered
past participledeciphered
  1. 1
    to succeed in reading untidy or careless writing
    I always wonder how people manage to decipher my doctor’s handwriting.
  2. 3
    to understand something mysterious or confusing
    The look he gave her was hard to decipher.

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