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synonyms for deciphering

  • analyze
  • break down
  • decode
  • deduce
  • elucidate
  • interpret
  • solve
  • translate
  • unravel
  • break
  • cipher
  • construe
  • crack
  • disentangle
  • encipher
  • explain
  • expound
  • read
  • render
  • reveal
  • spell
  • unfold
  • bring out
  • dope out
  • find the key
  • make clear
  • make out
  • puzzle out
  • unriddle

antonyms for deciphering

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  • conceal
  • confuse
  • fix
  • hide
  • mend
  • obscure
  • suppress
  • code
  • encode
  • scramble
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How to use deciphering in a sentence

Mr. Philip Slotman sat in his office; he was slowly deciphering a letter, ill-written and badly spelled.
THE IMAGINARY MARRIAGEHENRY ST. JOHN COOPER
My attempt at deciphering those inscriptions I now look upon as abortive!
TROY AND ITS REMAINSHENRY (HEINRICH) SCHLIEMANN
In many cases these notes demanded no little care and closeness in deciphering—the more that the MSS.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
The forger of the Journal of the First Voyage was no puzzle expert, and made mistakes in deciphering scrawls.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
But my chief employment was in the public library, searching out and deciphering original documents, connected with his trial.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A LONG LIFEJOHN STOUGHTON
Culchard is on a central ottoman, conscientiously deciphering the jokes in "Fliegende Bltter."
THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONSF. ANSTEY
They had dipped into the most brilliant of our novelists without deciphering many passages.
THE REAL THING AND OTHER TALESHENRY JAMES
Hall had to guess at the contents of the letter, using his German as a basis for deciphering the Dutch.
THE FIVE ARROWSALLAN CHASE
The sergeant was deciphering with difficulty the names from his little carnet, and response after response was, "Mort."
A SOLDIER OF THE LEGIONEDWARD MORLAE
The note was a scrawl, which he had some difficulty in deciphering.
THE RED SEALNATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN
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