Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To make out, as secret or difficult writing.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley.
  2. Behold me now a teacher of singing, without knowing how to decipher an air. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", 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", Frank Richard Stockton.