De·ci·pher v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deciphered p. pr. & vb. n. Deciphering.]
1. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
2. 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.
3. To stamp; to detect; to discover. [R.]
You are both deciphered, . . .
For villains. --Shak.
v 1: convert code into ordinary language [syn: decode, decrypt]
2: read with difficulty; "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The
archeologist traced the hieroglyphs" [syn: trace]