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  Definition of discover
  1. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  2. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  3. make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
  4. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "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
  5. make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
  6. see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
  7. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
  8. find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
Similar Words: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, see, identify, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name, find, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out, detect, observe, notice, fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain

 

See Also: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, see

 

Hyponyms: get the goods, wise up, trip up, catch, ascertain, find, rake up, ferret out, ferret, blackwash, muckrake, blow, out, come out of the closet, come out, spring, betray, bewray, confide, leak, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out, reveal, rediscover, find out, catch out, sense, instantiate, trace, see

 

Grouped Verbs: witness, find, see, break, get out, get around, determine, find out, ascertain, detect, observe, notice

 

Entailments: classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, perceive, comprehend

 

Derivational Morphology: discovery, breakthrough, find, uncovering, name, naming, designation, identification, identity, giveaway, conveyance, imparting, impartation, divulgence, divulgement, exposure, expose, unmasking, revelation, disclosure, revealing, finding, inventor, discoverer, artificer, notice, observation, observance, finder, spotter, determination, perceiver, observer, beholder, reflection, reflexion, detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting, detector, sensor, sensing element, detecting, detective work, sleuthing

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: إكْتَشف   Catalan: descobrir  
Danish: opdage   Dutch: ontdekken  
Finnish: löytää   French: découvrir  
German: entdecken   Hebrew: לחשוף  
Ido: des-kovrar   Italian: scoprire  
Malayalam: കണ്ടുപിടിയ്ക്കുക   Portuguese: descobrir  
Romanian: descoperi   Slovene: odkriti  
Spanish: descubrir   Swedish: upptäcka  
 
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