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General words meaning to read - synonyms or related words

read

verb

to look at and understand words in a letter, book, newspaper etc

study

verb

to read or look at something very carefully

devour

verb

to read, watch, or listen to something with a lot of interest or enthusiasm

peruse

verb

formal

to read something

legible

adjective

able to be read

illegible

adjective

difficult or impossible to read

fluent

adjective

a fluent reader can read without any difficulties

read out

to say the words that you are reading so that people can hear them

read

verb

if something reads well or badly, you think it has been written well or badly

read

verb

to speak the words that you are looking at

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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