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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.]
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]
v.t. -scried, -scry•ing.
1. to see (something unclear) by looking carefully.
2. to discover; detect.
Past participle: descried
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1. To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty: