rede

[ reed ]
/ rid /
Chiefly British Dialect

verb (used with object), red·ed, red·ing.

to counsel; advise.
to explain.

noun

counsel; advice.
a plan; scheme.
a tale; story.

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Origin of rede

before 900; (v.) Middle English reden, Old English rǣdan; (noun) Middle English; Old English rǣd, cognate with Old Frisian rēd, Old Saxon rād, Old Norse rāth; see read1, ready
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British Dictionary definitions for rede

rede
/ (riːd) archaic /

noun

advice or counsel
an explanation

verb (tr)

to advise; counsel
to explain

Word Origin for rede

Old English rǣdan to rule; see read 1
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