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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. convert ordinary language into code;
- Example: "We should encode the message for security reasons"
[syn: code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

encrypt \encrypt\ v. t. To convert ordinary language or other data into code; to hide the meaning of a message by converting it into a form that cannot be interpreted without knowing the secret method for interpretation, called the key; to encode. Syn: encode, code, encipher, cipher, cypher, inscribe, write in code. [WordNet 1.5]