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What's so fascinating about New Yorkers is that each person has a whole lexicon of personal logic in the way that they decipher and do what has to be done to enjoy, stay alive, take pleasure in this place.
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Meaning of "decipher" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DECIPHER

decipher  [dɪˈsaɪfə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECIPHER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Decipher is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb decipher in English.

WHAT DOES DECIPHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Decipherment

Decipherment is the analysis of documents written in ancient languages, where the language is unknown, or knowledge of the language has been lost. It is closely related to cryptanalysis — the difference being that the original document was deliberately written to be difficult to interpret. The term has also been used to describe the analysis of the genetic code information encoded in DNA - see the Human Genome Project article for more on this. Some people have also used the word metaphorically to mean something like 'understanding'. Examples of successful script decipherment: ▪ Cuneiform script ▪ Egyptian hieroglyphs ▪ Kharoshthi script ▪ Linear B ▪ Maya script ▪ Tangut script Famous documents that have been the subject of decipherments, successful or failed: ▪ the Behistun Inscription ▪ the Dresden Codex ▪ the Cippi of Melqart ▪ the Edicts of Ashoka ▪ the Phaistos Disc ▪ the Rohonc Codex ▪ the Rosetta Stone ▪ the Voynich Manuscript ▪ the...

Definition of decipher in the English dictionary

The definition of decipher in the dictionary is to determine the meaning of. Other definition of decipher is to convert from code into plain text; decode.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DECIPHER

PRESENT

Present
I decipher
you decipher
he/she/it deciphers
we decipher
you decipher
they decipher
Present continuous
I am deciphering
you are deciphering
he/she/it is deciphering
we are deciphering
you are deciphering
they are deciphering
Present perfect
I have deciphered
you have deciphered
he/she/it has deciphered
we have deciphered
you have deciphered
they have deciphered
Present perfect continuous
I have been deciphering
you have been deciphering
he/she/it has been deciphering
we have been deciphering
you have been deciphering
they have been deciphering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I deciphered
you deciphered
he/she/it deciphered
we deciphered
you deciphered
they deciphered
Past continuous
I was deciphering
you were deciphering
he/she/it was deciphering
we were deciphering
you were deciphering
they were deciphering
Past perfect
I had deciphered
you had deciphered
he/she/it had deciphered
we had deciphered
you had deciphered
they had deciphered
Past perfect continuous
I had been deciphering
you had been deciphering
he/she/it had been deciphering
we had been deciphering
you had been deciphering
they had been deciphering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will decipher
you will decipher
he/she/it will decipher
we will decipher
you will decipher
they will decipher
Future continuous
I will be deciphering
you will be deciphering
he/she/it will be deciphering
we will be deciphering
you will be deciphering
they will be deciphering
Future perfect
I will have deciphered
you will have deciphered
he/she/it will have deciphered
we will have deciphered
you will have deciphered
they will have deciphered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been deciphering
you will have been deciphering
he/she/it will have been deciphering
we will have been deciphering
you will have been deciphering
they will have been deciphering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would decipher
you would decipher
he/she/it would decipher
we would decipher
you would decipher
they would decipher
Conditional continuous
I would be deciphering
you would be deciphering
he/she/it would be deciphering
we would be deciphering
you would be deciphering
they would be deciphering
Conditional perfect
I would have decipher
you would have decipher
he/she/it would have decipher
we would have decipher
you would have decipher
they would have decipher
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been deciphering
you would have been deciphering
he/she/it would have been deciphering
we would have been deciphering
you would have been deciphering
they would have been deciphering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you decipher
we let´s decipher
you decipher
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to decipher
Past participle
deciphered
Present Participle
deciphering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DECIPHER


antilifer
ˌæntɪˈlaɪfə
cipher
ˈsaɪfə
cypher
ˈsaɪfə
encipher
ɪnˈsaɪfə
fifer
ˈfaɪfə
Haifa
ˈhaɪfə
hypha
ˈhaɪfə
knifer
ˈnaɪfə
lifer
ˈlaɪfə
midlifer
ˌmɪdˈlaɪfə
pro-lifer
ˌprəʊˈlaɪfə
right-to-lifer
ˌraɪttəˈlaɪfə
sypher
ˈsaɪfə
uncipher
ʌnˈsaɪfə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DECIPHER

decimalize
decimally
decimate
decimation
decimator
decime
decimeter
decimetre
decimetric
decinormal
decipherability
decipherable
decipherer
decipherment
decision
decision support system
decision table
decision theory
decision time
decision tree

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECIPHER

autobiographer
biographer
cartographer
choreographer
Christopher
cinematographer
demographer
ethnographer
geographer
gopher
lithographer
oceanographer
philosopher
photographer
pornographer
portrait photographer
stenographer
street photographer
typographer
videographer

Synonyms and antonyms of decipher in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DECIPHER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «decipher» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of decipher

Translation of «decipher» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECIPHER

Find out the translation of decipher to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of decipher from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «decipher» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

破译
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

descifrar
570 millions of speakers

English

decipher
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पढ़ना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расшифровать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

decifrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাঠোদ্ধার করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déchiffrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mentafsirkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entziffern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

解読する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

판독하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Decipher
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giải mã
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அர்த்தப்படுத்திக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोणत्याही गोष्टीचा उलगडा करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çözmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decifrare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozszyfrować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розшифрувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

descifra
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποκρυπτογραφήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontsyfer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dechiffrera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dechiffrere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of decipher

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECIPHER»

The term «decipher» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.130 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECIPHER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «decipher» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «decipher» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about decipher

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10 QUOTES WITH «DECIPHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word decipher.
1
Dan Brown
Faith is a continuum, and we each fall on that line where we may. By attempting to rigidly classify ethereal concepts like faith, we end up debating semantics to the point where we entirely miss the obvious - that is, that we are all trying to decipher life's big mysteries, and we're each following our own paths of enlightenment.
2
John M. Ford
Sometimes the reader will decide something else than the author's intent; this is certainly true of attempts to empirically decipher reality.
3
Spalding Gray
What's so fascinating about New Yorkers is that each person has a whole lexicon of personal logic in the way that they decipher and do what has to be done to enjoy, stay alive, take pleasure in this place.
4
Thomas R. Insel
We have to remain humble about our understanding of the brain, because even our most powerful tools remain pretty blunt instruments for decoding the brain. In fact, we still do not know how to decipher the basic language of how the brain works.
5
Pras Michel
I really can't blame anyone but myself, because I didn't have to deliver the album. But when you get caught up in the gas, and you're young, and there's so much helium going on around you, you can't decipher the real end.
6
Anthony Minghella
I work fitfully, in hope rather than in expectation, invent methods which last a week, and fill notebooks with tiny, illegible writing which often defies my own attempts to decipher it.
7
Paul Ricoeur
So long as the New Testament served to decipher the Old, it was taken as an absolute norm.
8
Jerry Saltz
Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.
9
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
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.
10
Gregory Stock
As we decipher our biology and learn to modify and adjust it, we are learning to modify ourselves - and we will do so. No laws will stop this.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECIPHER»

Discover the use of decipher in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to decipher and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Decipher
What could cause such a catastrophe? What occurs in nature with such frightening and predictable regularity? A pulsar. But this is not just any pulsar - the ordinary type that pulses once a second, a minute, or even a week.
Stel Pavlou, 2010
2
U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band
Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Mark Wrathall, 2013
3
Into Your Dreams: Decipher your unique dream symbology to ...
In this one-of-a-kind dream guide, certified hypnotherapist and former psychology professor Dr. Janece O. Hudson helps you figure out what your unique dreams really mean for you. (Unlike typical dream dictionaries where one size fits all!) ...
Janece O. Hudson EdD, 2011
4
Eat Smart in Brazil: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the ...
The smartly designed second edition of Eat Smart in Brazil tells travelers how to find the most delicious, authentic, and adventuresome eating experiences in Brazil.
Joan Peterson, S. V. Medaris, 2006
5
Quotable Cryptograms: 500 Famous Quotes to Decipher
If you love cracking codes, you'll love Quotable Cryptograms! Quotable Cryptograms contains 500 codes to crack, in the form of 500 cryptogram puzzles featuring famous quotations on a variety of topics.
Terry Stickels, Sam Bellotto, 2008
6
The Everything Body Language Book: Decipher signals, see the ...
Whether you're at work, at home, or even on a blind date, The Everything Body Language Book is your ticket to understanding people—one wink, blink, and nod at a time!
Shelly Hagen, 2007
7
Decipher Your Dreams, Decipher Your Life
Two decades of research led to discoveries never before published in a book. Tianna has rekindled "ancient" intuitive methods of decoding the mysteries of symbolism. The dream decipher interpretation process is quick and easy.
Tianna Galgano, 2003
8
The Keys of Egypt: The Obsession to Decipher Egyptian ...
Chronicles the twenty-year attempt of French linguist Jean-Francois Champollion to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics despite poverty, ill health, competition by English physician Thomas Young, and political enemies.
Lesley Adkins, Roy Adkins, 2000
9
How to Decipher and Study Old Documents - A Guide to the ...
The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.
E. E. Thoyts, 2007
10
The Essentials of Dream Interpretation: How to Decipher and ...
Dream worlds are magical places where anything and everything is possible.
Rosalind Powell, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECIPHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term decipher is used in the context of the following news items.
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Numenta's Grok for Stocks app uses AI to decipher stock market …
If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th ... «VentureBeat, Jul 15»
2
Asian Session Morning: Can You Decipher The Notes?
It's now coming into Wednesday after the weekend's referendum vote and low and behold, Greek banks are still closed, deadlines are still ... «Action Forex, Jul 15»
3
Swap, unscramble and decipher in Jumbl
If you are really good at word games, especially deciphering patterns, unscrambling letters, and forming words, then Jumbl is for you. This new ... «AppAdvice, Jul 15»
4
CDAC to decipher boat's sat phone
The police on Monday sought the help of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) to decipher the Thuraya satellite ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
5
How to decipher what's on a wine label
A wine label is more than a pretty marketing device. Most of the information printed there is highly regulated and can tell you a lot about what to ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Want to Travel to Cuba? Here Are Six Tips to Decipher the New Rules
The new rules allow US visitors to Cuba to bring back $400 in souvenirs, but that includes just $100 worth of tobacco and alcohol at Cuban ... «Boise Weekly, Jul 15»
7
GenomeDx, Medison Pharma ink distribution pact for Decipher
“The partnership with GenomeDx marks an important step in making Decipher available to patients in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. «pharmabiz.com, Jul 15»
8
How to decipher a wine label
A wine label is more than a pretty marketing device. Most of the information printed there is highly regulated and can tell you a lot about what to ... «Hanford Sentinel, Jun 15»
9
GenomeDx Announces Exclusive Marketing and Distribution …
Decipher is covered by Medicare and multiple private insurance plans in the US. Learn more at: www.DecipherTest.com and follow Decipher ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
10
Try to decipher Chevrolet's weird press release
Now, getting a text message here or there with emojis is fun, but could you decipher entire paragraphs? What about an entire press release? «Komando, Jun 15»

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