decode - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledecoding
past tensedecoded
past participledecoded
  1. 2
    computing if a computer decodes information, it changes it into a form that you can understand
  2. 4
    linguistics to understand the meaning of a word, especially in a foreign language, without being able to encode it (=use it correctly in a sentence of your own)