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Definition of decode verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decode
    he / she / it decodes
    past simple decoded
    -ing form decoding
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  1. 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. 2decode something to receive an electronic signal and change it into pictures that can be shown on a television screen decoding equipment
  3. 3decode something (linguistics) to understand the meaning of something in a foreign language compare encode
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: decode