VS.

Decipher vs. Depict

Published:

Decipherverb

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

Depictverb

To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.

Decipherverb

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

Depictadjective

(obsolete) Depicted.

Decipherverb

(transitive) To find a solution to a problem.

Depict

Depicted.

ADVERTISEMENT

Deciphernoun

A decipherment; a decoding.

Depictverb

To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.

‘His arms are fairly depicted in his chamber.’;

Decipherverb

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

Depictverb

To represent in words; to describe vividly.

‘Cæsar's gout was then depicted in energetic language.’;

Decipherverb

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.

Depictverb

show in, or as in, a picture;

‘This scene depicts country life’; ‘the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Decipherverb

To stamp; to detect; to discover.

‘You are both deciphered, . . . For villains.’;

Depictverb

give a description of;

‘He drew an elaborate plan of attack’;

Decipherverb

convert code into ordinary language

Depictverb

make a portrait of;

‘Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba’;

Decipherverb

read with difficulty;

‘Can you decipher this letter?’; ‘The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons