To interpret; to explain; as, to read a riddle.
To go over, as characters or words, and utter aloud, or recite to one's self inaudibly; to take in the sense of, as of language, by interpreting the characters with which it is expressed; to peruse; as, to read a discourse; to read the letters of an alphabet; to read figures; to read the notes of music, or to read music; to read a book.
To make a special study of, as by perusing textbooks; as, to read theology or law.
To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"