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descry

verb

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1 to come upon after searching, study, or effort
  • we couldn't descry the reasons for his sudden departure

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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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“Descry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/descry. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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