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Definition of decode verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    decode

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decode
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊd//
     
    he / she / it decodes
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊdz//
     
    past simple decoded
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊdɪd//
     
    past participle decoded
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊdɪd//
     
    -ing form decoding
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈkəʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈkoʊdɪŋ//
     
     
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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. 3 decode something (linguistics) to understand the meaning of something in a foreign language
  4. compare encode
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: decode