n. 25B6; verb
he was reading the newspaper : PERUSE, study, scrutinize, look through; pore over, be absorbed in; run one's eye over, cast an eye over, leaf through, scan, flick through, skim through, thumb through.
he read a passage of the letter : READ OUT/ALOUD, recite, declaim.
I can't read my own writing : DECIPHER, make out, make sense of, interpret, understand.
his remark could be read as a criticism : INTERPRET, take (to mean), construe, see, understand.
the dial read 70mph : INDICATE, register, record, display, show.
he read modern history : STUDY, take; N. Amer. & Austral./NZ major in.
25B6; noun have a read of this : PERUSAL, study, scan; look (at), browse (through), leaf (through), flick (through), skim (through).
25A0; read something into something INFER FROM, interpolate from, assume from, attribute to; read between the lines.
25A0; read up on STUDY; informal bone up on; Brit. informal mug up on, swot; archaic con.