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rede

[reed] /rid/
verb (used with object), reded, reding.
1.
to counsel; advise.
2.
to explain.
noun
3.
counsel; advice.
4.
a plan; scheme.
5.
a tale; story.
Origin
900
before 900; (v.) Middle English reden, Old English rǣdan; (noun) Middle English; Old English rǣd, cognate with Old Frisian rēd, Old Saxon rād, Old Norse rāth; see read1, ready
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British Dictionary definitions for rede

rede

/riːd/
noun
1.
advice or counsel
2.
an explanation
verb (transitive)
3.
to advise; counsel
4.
to explain
Word Origin
Old English rǣdan to rule; see read1
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Word Origin and History for rede
n.

"counsel, advice," Old English ræd "advice, counsel;" see read (v.). Cognate with Old Saxon rad "advice, counsel, help, advantage," Dutch raad "advice, counsel," German Rat "advice, counsel," Old Norse rað "advice, consideration, remedy, power; marriage."

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