rede (rēd) Archaic
tr.v. red·ed, red·ing, redes
1. To give advice to; counsel.
2. To interpret; explain.
1. Advice or counsel.
2. A narration.
[Middle English reden, from Old English rǣdan; see ar- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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