Synonyms of reading
1 perusalDictionary • This knowledge makes the second reading as enjoyable as the first.
perusal • a quick perusal of the situations-vacant column
study • the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history
review • a review on the training and education of over-16s
examination • They have taken the documents away for examination.
inspection • A routine inspection of the vessel turned up 50 kg of the drug.
scrutiny • His private life came under media scrutiny.
2 learningDictionary • a man of great imagination, of wide reading and deep learning
learning • The library is the focal point of learning on the campus.
knowledge • She didn't intend to display her knowledge, at least not yet.
scholarship • I want to take advantage of your lifetime of scholarship.
erudition • a writer who displays an impressive level of erudition
edification • the use of Scripture for the edification of believers
3 recitalDictionary • a poetry reading
recital • a solo recital
performance • The band did three performances at the Royal Albert Hall.
rendering • a rendering of Verdi's Requiem
rendition • The musicians broke into a rousing rendition of the song.
lesson • Now let's look at lesson one.
lecture • In his lecture he covered an enormous variety of topics.
sermon • his first sermon as bishop
homily • a receptive audience for his homily on moral values
4 interpretationDictionary • There is a reading of this situation which upsets people.
interpretation • The Opposition put a different interpretation on the figures.
take (informal, mainly US)
understanding • It is my understanding that this has been going on for many years.
treatment • criticism of the media's treatment of the affair
version • She went public with her version of events.
construction (formal) • He put the wrong construction on what he saw.
grasp • They have a good grasp of foreign languages.
conception • He doesn't have the slightest conception of teamwork.
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• He doesn't have the slightest conception of teamwork.
construction (formal)The construction that you put on what someone says or does is your interpretation of what it means.
• He put the wrong construction on what he saw.
edificationIf something is done for your edification, it is done to benefit you in some way, for example by teaching you about something.
• the use of Scripture for the edification of believers
Thesaurus for reading from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of a person who reads