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dis·cov·er

 (dĭ-skŭv′ər)
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.
2.
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.

[Middle English discoveren, to reveal, from Old French descovrir, from Late Latin discooperīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin cooperīre, to cover; see cover.]

dis·cov′er·a·ble adj.
dis·cov′er·er n.
Synonyms: discover, ascertain, determine, learn
These verbs mean to gain knowledge or awareness of something not known before: discovered a star in a distant galaxy; ascertaining the facts; tried to determine the origins of the problem; learned the sad news from the radio.

discover

(dɪˈskʌvə)
vb (tr; may take a clause as object)
1. to be the first to find or find out about: Fleming discovered penicillin.
2. to learn about or encounter for the first time; realize: she discovered the pleasures of wine.
3. to find after study or search: I discovered a leak in the tank.
4. to reveal or make known
disˈcoverable adj
disˈcoverer n

dis•cov•er

(dɪˈskʌv ər)

v.t.
1. to gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown).
2. to notice or realize.
3. Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French discoverir, Old French descovrir < Late Latin discooperīre]
dis•cov′er•a•ble, adj.
dis•cov′er•a•bly, adv.
dis•cov′er•er, n.
syn: See learn.

invent

discover
1. 'invent'

If someone invents something new, they are the first person to think of it or make it.

Walter Hunt and Elias Howe invented the sewing machine.
2. 'discover'

You do not use 'invent' to say that someone finds out about something which exists but which was not previously known. The word you use is discover.

Herschel discovered a new planet.
Having found these fragments, the team of researchers discovered a way to date them.

discover


Past participle: discovered
Gerund: discovering

Imperative
discover
discover
Present
I discover
you discover
he/she/it discovers
we discover
you discover
they discover
Preterite
I discovered
you discovered
he/she/it discovered
we discovered
you discovered
they discovered
Present Continuous
I am discovering
you are discovering
he/she/it is discovering
we are discovering
you are discovering
they are discovering
Present Perfect
I have discovered
you have discovered
he/she/it has discovered
we have discovered
you have discovered
they have discovered
Past Continuous
I was discovering
you were discovering
he/she/it was discovering
we were discovering
you were discovering
they were discovering
Past Perfect
I had discovered
you had discovered
he/she/it had discovered
we had discovered
you had discovered
they had discovered
Future
I will discover
you will discover
he/she/it will discover
we will discover
you will discover
they will discover
Future Perfect
I will have discovered
you will have discovered
he/she/it will have discovered
we will have discovered
you will have discovered
they will have discovered
Future Continuous
I will be discovering
you will be discovering
he/she/it will be discovering
we will be discovering
you will be discovering
they will be discovering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discovering
you have been discovering
he/she/it has been discovering
we have been discovering
you have been discovering
they have been discovering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discovering
you will have been discovering
he/she/it will have been discovering
we will have been discovering
you will have been discovering
they will have been discovering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discovering
you had been discovering
he/she/it had been discovering
we had been discovering
you had been discovering
they had been discovering
Conditional
I would discover
you would discover
he/she/it would discover
we would discover
you would discover
they would discover
Past Conditional
I would have discovered
you would have discovered
he/she/it would have discovered
we would have discovered
you would have discovered
they would have discovered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discover - 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"
catch out, find out - trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
sense - detect some circumstance or entity automatically; "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization"
instantiate - find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
trace - discover traces of; "She traced the circumstances of her birth"
see - observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
2.discover - 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"
get the goods - discover some bad or hidden information about; "She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"
wise up - get wise to; "They wised up to it"
trip up, catch - detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
ascertain - learn or discover with certainty
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
witness, see, find - perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"
3.discover - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate - have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
detect, discover, notice, observe, find - 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"
4.discover - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, discover, find out, pick up, 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"
rake up - bring to light; "He raked up the misdeeds of his predecessor"
ferret out, ferret - search and discover through persistent investigation; "She ferreted out the truth"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
5.discover - find unexpectedlydiscover - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
6.discover - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secretdiscover - 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"
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
betray, bewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
7.discover - see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
rediscover - discover again; "I rediscovered the books that I enjoyed as a child"
8.discover - identify as in botany or biology, for example

discover

verb
1. find out, see, learn, reveal, spot, determine, notice, realize, recognize, perceive, detect, disclose, uncover, discern, ascertain, suss (out) (slang), get wise to (informal) As he discovered, she had a brilliant mind.
2. find, come across, uncover, track down, unearth, turn up, dig up, come upon, chance on, stumble on, bring to light, light upon His body was discovered on a roadside outside the city.
3. invent, develop, come up with, design, pioneer, devise, originate, contrive, hit on, conceive of Scientists discovered a way of forming the image in a thin layer on the surface.

discover

verb
1. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study:
2. Archaic. To make visible; bring to view:
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
3. Archaic. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Translations
اكتشفيَجِديَكْتَشِفيَكْتَشِفُ
objevitzjistit
opdagefinde ud af
löytää
otkriti
komast aî e-uuppgötva
発見する見付ける
발견하다
atradimas
atklātatrast
odkriti
upptäcka
ค้นพบ
phát hiện

discover

[dɪsˈkʌvəʳ] VT
1. [+ new country, species, talent] → descubrir; [+ object] (after search) → encontrar, hallar
2. (= notice) [+ loss, mistake] → darse cuenta de
I discovered that I'd left it at homeme di cuenta de que lo había dejado en casa

discover

[dɪˈskʌvər] vt [+ missing person, body] → découvrir; [+ unknown fact, place] → découvrir; [+ new information] → découvrir; [+ mistake] → s'apercevoir de
to discover that ... (= find out) → se rendre compte que ...
to discover how to do sth → découvrir comment faire qch, apprendre à faire qch

discover

vtentdecken; culpritfinden; secret, truthherausfinden; causefeststellen; (after search) house, bookausfindig machen, entdecken; (= notice) mistake, lossfeststellen, bemerken; did you ever discover who …?haben Sie jemals herausgefunden, wer …?

discover

[dɪsˈkʌvəʳ] vt (gen) → scoprire; (after search) → scovare, trovare; (notice, loss, mistake) → scoprire, accorgersi di

discover

(disˈkavə) verb
1. to find by chance, especially for the first time. Columbus discovered America; Marie Curie discovered radium.
2. to find out. Try to discover what's going on!
disˈcoveryplural disˈcoveries noun
a voyage of discovery; She made several startling discoveries.

We discover something that existed but was not yet known: He discovered a cave .
We invent something that was not in existence: They invented a new machine .

discover

يَكْتَشِفُ zjistit opdage entdecken ανακαλύπτω descubrir löytää découvrir otkriti scoprire 発見する 발견하다 ontdekken oppdage odkryć descobrir открывать upptäcka ค้นพบ keşfetmek phát hiện 发现
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Perhaps you are right, though I fail to discover anything serious in the attentions of young Kearney to Jessie--or--whoever it may be--to me.
Hepzibah fancied that there was something peculiar in her venerable friend's look and tone; insomuch, that she gazed into his face with considerable earnestness, endeavoring to discover what secret meaning, if any, might be lurking there.
This Inspector, when I first knew him, was a man of fourscore years, or thereabouts, and certainly one of the most wonderful specimens of winter-green that you would be likely to discover in a lifetime's search.
And where but from Nantucket, too, did that first adventurous little sloop put forth, partly laden with imported cobble-stones --so goes the story --to throw at the whales, in order to discover when they were nigh enough to risk a harpoon from the bowsprit?
If you are an entire stranger to their race, you might hunt over these two heads for hours, and never discover that organ.
Even if he took to begging, he would be at a disadvantage, for reasons which he was to discover in good time.