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tr.v. de·scried, de·scry·ing, de·scries
1. To catch sight of (something difficult to discern). See Synonyms at see1.
2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect: descried a message of hope in her words.
[Middle English descrien, from Old French descrier, to call, cry out; see decry.]
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vb (tr) , -scries, -scrying or -scried
1. to discern or make out; catch sight of
2. to discover by looking carefully; detect
[C14: from Old French descrier to proclaim, decry]
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v.t. -scried, -scry•ing.
1. to see (something unclear) by looking carefully.
2. to discover; detect.
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Past participle: descried
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verb catch sight of, see, notice, mark, discover, sight, observe, recognize, distinguish, perceive, detect, make out, discern, behold, espy, spy out From the top of the hill I descried a solitary rider.
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1. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty:
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descry[dɪsˈkraɪ] VT (liter) → divisar
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