- (tr, preposition) to discern in or infer from a statement (meanings not intended by the speaker or writer)
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Related Words for read intoguess, derive, assume, glean, speculate, reckon, deduce, presume, ascertain, construe, presuppose, interpret, surmise, deduct, infer, conjecture, figure, gather, draw, induce
Find an additional hidden or unintended meaning in something that is said or written, as in What I read into that speech on foreign policy is that the Vice President plans to run for President. [Late 1800s]
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