ferret out


Synonyms and Antonyms of ferret out

  1. to come upon after searching, study, or effort the reporter ferreted out massive evidence of corruption at city hall Synonyms ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), find (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 upRelated Words espy, sight, spot; look for, search (for or out), seekNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace, missetAntonyms miss, overlook, pass over

ferret was our Word of the Day on 06/05/2010. Hear the podcast!

Learn More about ferret out

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ferret out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!