look at and comprehend the meaning of (written or printed matter) by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.
it's the best novel I've ever read
inspect and record the figure indicated on (a measuring instrument).
I've come to read the gas meter
study (an academic subject) at a university.
I'm reading English at Cambridge
(of a computer) copy, transfer, or interpret (data).
Depending on what the charge inside is, the computer reads the memory cell as a ‘1’ or ‘0’.
hear and understand the words of (someone speaking on a radio transmitter).
“Do you read me? Over.”