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    discover - Dictionary definition and meaning for word discover

    Definition
    (verb) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    Synonyms : detect , find , notice , observe
    Example Sentence
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
    Definition
    (verb) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    Example Sentence
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted
    Definition
    (verb) make a discovery, make a new finding
    Synonyms : find
    Example Sentence
    • Roentgen discovered X-rays
    • Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
    Definition
    (verb) make a discovery
    Synonyms : find
    Example Sentence
    • She found that he had lied to her
    • The story is false, so far as I can discover
    Definition
    (verb) find unexpectedly
    Example Sentence
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
    Definition
    (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
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) see for the first time; make a discovery
    Example Sentence
    • Who discovered the North Pole?
    Definition
    (verb) identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Synonyms : describe , distinguish , identify , key , key out , name
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