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Definition of Decipher


  1. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
  2. To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.
  3. To stamp; to detect; to discover.

Decipher Quotations

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation?
Gunter Grass

So long as the New Testament served to decipher the Old, it was taken as an absolute norm.
Paul Ricoeur

I could never overstate the importance of a musician's need to develop his or her ear. Actually, I believe that developing a good 'inner ear' - the art of being able to decipher musical components solely through listening - is the most important element in becoming a good musician.
Steve Vai

I'm an infant with Shakespeare; I'm kind of learning how to walk. I am trying to decipher the code, you know? I do my research. And I get a clear understanding of what the language is. It is a tremendous process I have to go through as I am sure all actors do, finding the gems hidden in his language.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.
Jerry Saltz
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Decipher Translations

decipher in Dutch is ontcijferen, ontraadselen
decipher in Norwegian is omsette
decipher in Spanish is descifrar
decipher in Swedish is dechiffrera
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