Dictionary Results for discover


1. discover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): detect, observe, find, notice

Hypernym(s): spy, sight




2. discover - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): learn, hear, get_word, get_wind, pick_up, find_out, get_a_line, see




3. discover - verb

· make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

Synonym(s): find

Hypernym(s): gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise




4. discover - verb

· make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

Synonym(s): find

Hypernym(s): learn, hear, get_word, get_wind, pick_up, find_out, get_a_line, discover, see




5. discover - verb

· find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

Synonym(s): fall_upon, strike, come_upon, light_upon, chance_upon, come_across, chance_on, happen_upon, attain

Hypernym(s): find, regain




6. discover - verb

· 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 out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"; "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

Synonym(s): unwrap, disclose, let_on, bring_out, reveal, expose, divulge, break, give_away, let_out, uncover

Hypernym(s): tell




7. discover - verb

· see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"




8. discover - verb

· identify as in botany or biology, for example

Synonym(s): identify, key, key_out, distinguish, describe, name





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