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Decipher vs. Decode

Difference Between Decipher and Decode

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Decipher

To read or interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter).
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Decode

To convert from code into plaintext.
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Decipher

To convert from a code or cipher to plaintext; decode.
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Decode

To convert from a scrambled electronic signal into an interpretable one.
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Decipher

(transitive) To decode or decrypt a code or cipher to plain text.
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Decode

To extract the underlying meaning from
Decode a complex literary text.
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Decipher

(transitive) To read text that is almost illegible or obscure
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Decode

To convert from an encrypted form to plain text.
The cryptographer decoded the secret message and sent the result to the officer.
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Decipher

(transitive) To make sense of a complex situation.
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Decode

To figure out something difficult to interpret.
I finally managed to decode the nearly illegible doctor's prescription.
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Decipher

(transitive) To find a solution to a problem.
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Decode

(cryptography) A product of decoding
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Decipher

A decipherment; a decoding.
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Decode

(computing) Output from a program or device used to interpret communication protocols
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Decipher

To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
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Decode

To convert from a coded form into the original form; - of communications. Inverse of encode.
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Decipher

To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.
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Decode

Convert code into ordinary language
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Decipher

To stamp; to detect; to discover.
You are both deciphered, . . . For villains.
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Decipher

Convert code into ordinary language
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Decipher

Read with difficulty;
Can you decipher this letter?
The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs
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