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de·scry

 (dĭ-skrī′)
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.]

de·scri′er n.
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descry

(dɪˈskraɪ)
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]
deˈscrier n
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de•scry

(dɪˈskraɪ)

v.t. -scried, -scry•ing.
1. to see (something unclear) by looking carefully.
2. to discover; detect.
[1250–1300; < Old French de(s)crïer to proclaim, decry. See dis-1, cry]
de•scri′er, n.
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descry


Past participle: descried
Gerund: descrying

Imperative
descry
descry
Present
I descry
you descry
he/she/it descries
we descry
you descry
they descry
Preterite
I descried
you descried
he/she/it descried
we descried
you descried
they descried
Present Continuous
I am descrying
you are descrying
he/she/it is descrying
we are descrying
you are descrying
they are descrying
Present Perfect
I have descried
you have descried
he/she/it has descried
we have descried
you have descried
they have descried
Past Continuous
I was descrying
you were descrying
he/she/it was descrying
we were descrying
you were descrying
they were descrying
Past Perfect
I had descried
you had descried
he/she/it had descried
we had descried
you had descried
they had descried
Future
I will descry
you will descry
he/she/it will descry
we will descry
you will descry
they will descry
Future Perfect
I will have descried
you will have descried
he/she/it will have descried
we will have descried
you will have descried
they will have descried
Future Continuous
I will be descrying
you will be descrying
he/she/it will be descrying
we will be descrying
you will be descrying
they will be descrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been descrying
you have been descrying
he/she/it has been descrying
we have been descrying
you have been descrying
they have been descrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been descrying
you will have been descrying
he/she/it will have been descrying
we will have been descrying
you will have been descrying
they will have been descrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been descrying
you had been descrying
he/she/it had been descrying
we had been descrying
you had been descrying
they had been descrying
Conditional
I would descry
you would descry
he/she/it would descry
we would descry
you would descry
they would descry
Past Conditional
I would have descried
you would have descried
he/she/it would have descried
we would have descried
you would have descried
they would have descried
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.descry - catch sight of
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
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descry

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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descry

verb
1. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty:
2. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:
3. To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind:
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Translations
rozeznat

descry

[dɪsˈkraɪ] VT (liter) → divisar
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descry

vt (form, liter)gewahren (geh), → erblicken
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