- to decode or decipher.
Origin of decrypt
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Examples from the Web for decrypt
Only the participants in any given chat have the keys to decrypt and read their own chats.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA
May 12, 2014
Assange did not have to decrypt them to share them with The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel.
This is because they would be only available in encrypted form and there would be no way for someone like Assange to decrypt them.
No one may be able decrypt its email quickly without its help.How the State Department Can Stop the Next WikiLeaks
James C. Goodale
December 1, 2010
I want you to unlock this phone and then decrypt the files in its memory.
Tomorrow, we'll bring you back and ask you to decrypt the data on these memory sticks.
Because if they can decrypt it with your public key, it can only have been encrypted with your private key.
I'd decrypt it, read it, re-encrypt it with your boss's real public key and send it on.
- to decode (a message) with or without previous knowledge of its key
- to make intelligible (a television or other signal) that has been deliberately distorted for transmission
C20: from de- + crypt, as in cryptic
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Word Origin and History for decrypt
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