Definition of Discover in English :

Define Discover in English

Discover meaning in English

Meaning of Discover in English

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1. detect, discover, find, notice, observe

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Example Sentences:
'She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water'
'We found traces of lead in the paint'

2. discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, see

get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Example Sentences:
'I learned that she has two grown-up children'
'I see that you have been promoted'

3. discover, find

make a discovery, make a new finding

Example Sentences:
'Roentgen discovered X-rays'
'Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle'

4. discover, find

make a discovery

Example Sentences:
'She found that he had lied to her'
'The story is false, so far as I can discover'

5. attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike

find unexpectedly

Example Sentences:
'the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb'
'she struck a goldmine'
'The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake'

6. break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Example Sentences:
'The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold'
'The actress won't reveal how old she is'
'bring out the truth'
'he broke the news to her'
'unwrap the evidence in the murder case'

7. discover

see for the first time; make a discovery

Example Sentences:
'Who discovered the North Pole?'

8. describe, discover, distinguish, identify, key, key out, name

identify as in botany or biology, for example

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
to be the first to find or find out about
Fleming discovered penicillin
to learn about or encounter for the first time; realize
she discovered the pleasures of wine
to find after study or search
I discovered a leak in the tank
to reveal or make known

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verb transitive
to be the first to find out, see, or know about
to find out; learn of the existence of; realize
to be the first nonnative person to find, come to, or see (a continent, river, etc.)
to bring to prominence; make famous
a.  Rare
to reveal; disclose; expose
b.  Archaic
to uncover

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. dis·cov·ered, dis·cov·er·ing, dis·cov·ers
1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort: got home and discovered that the furnace wasn't working.
a. To be the first, or the first of one's group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe.
b. To learn about for the first time in one's experience: discovered a new restaurant on the west side.
3. To learn something about: discovered him to be an impostor; discovered the brake to be defective.
4. To identify (a person) as a potentially prominent performer: a movie star who was discovered in a drugstore by a producer.
5. Archaic To reveal or expose.

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