What does the word decipher mean?

Usage examples for decipher

  1. At first I had neglected them, but now that I was able to decipher the characters in which they were written, I began to study them with diligence. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  2. Behold me now a teacher of singing, without knowing how to decipher an air. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  3. And now I will go and get a bit of my handwriting, and see if you can help me decipher it." – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
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