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discover

verb

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1 to come to an awareness of
  • I was startled to discover that my keys were missing.
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get wind of

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2 to come upon after searching, study, or effort
  • We hope to discover the reason for his headaches.
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3 to make known (as information previously kept secret)
  • discovered to his friend that he had lost most of his money
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bring to light, go public (with), let the cat out of the bag (about), spill the beans (about)

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Synonym Discussion of discover

discover, ascertain, determine, unearth, learn mean to find out what one did not previously know. discover may apply to something requiring exploration or investigation or to a chance encounter.
    • discovered the source of the river
ascertain implies effort to find the facts or the truth proceeding from awareness of ignorance or uncertainty.
    • attempts to ascertain the population of the region
determine emphasizes the intent to establish the facts definitely or precisely.
    • unable to determine the origin of the word
unearth implies bringing to light something forgotten or hidden.
    • unearth old records
learn may imply acquiring knowledge with little effort or conscious intention (as by simply being told) or it may imply study and practice.
    • I learned her name only today
    • learning Greek


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