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discover

 
Verb discover has 8 senses
  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice - 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"
    --1 is one way to sight
    Derived forms: noun discoverer2, noun discovery2, noun discovery3, noun discovery1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
    --2 is one way to gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise
    Derived forms: noun discoverer1, noun discovery2, noun discovery3, noun discovery1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see - 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"
    Derived forms: noun discovery2, noun discovery3, noun discovery1
    Sample sentence:
    They discover that there was a traffic accident
  4. discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
    --4 is one way to learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
    Derived forms: noun discovery2, noun discovery3, noun discovery1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
    --5 is one way to find, regain
    Derived forms: noun discovery2, noun discovery1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out - 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"
    --6 is one way to tell
    Derived form: noun discovery2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  7. discover - see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
    Derived forms: noun discovery2, noun discovery3, noun discovery1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name - identify as in botany or biology, for example
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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