- 1decode something to find the meaning of something, especially something that has been written in code synonym decipher I was involved in decoding enemy documents.
- 2 decode something to receive an electronic signal and change it into pictures that can be shown on a television screen decoding equipment
- 3decode something (linguistics) to understand the meaning of something in a foreign language compare encode
NAmE//diˈkoʊd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decode
he / she / it decodes
past simple decoded
-ing form decoding