descry


descry

verb

Definition of DESCRY

1
to come upon after searching, study, or effort <we couldn't descry the reasons for his sudden departure>
Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, locate, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up
Related Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seek
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, misset
2
to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes <could just descry the ship coming over the horizon>

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