Definition of discover
- discovering himself … as her adoring and magnanimous lover
- —T. L. Peacock
Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 1492.
Several new species of plants have recently been discovered.
It took her several weeks to discover the solution.
The tests have discovered problems in the current design.
She soon discovered what had been going on.
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: to see, find, or become aware of (something) for the first time
: to show the presence of (something hidden or difficult to see) : to make (something) known
: to learn or find out (something surprising or unexpected)
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