(transitive) To decode or decrypt a code or cipher to plain text.
To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
(transitive) To read text that is almost illegible or obscure.
(transitive) To find a solution to a problem.
A decipherment; a decoding.
To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.
‘His arms are fairly depicted in his chamber.’;
To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
To represent in words; to describe vividly.
‘Cæsar's gout was then depicted in energetic language.’;
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.
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’;
To stamp; to detect; to discover.
‘You are both deciphered, . . . For villains.’;
give a description of;
‘He drew an elaborate plan of attack’;
convert code into ordinary language
make a portrait of;
‘Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba’;
read with difficulty;
‘Can you decipher this letter?’; ‘The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs’;