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discover

dis·cov·er

discover

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skuh vr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: discovered, discovering, discovers
definition 1: to find or see before anyone else.
The scientist discovered a cure for the disease.He discovered oil on his property.
synonyms:
detect, find, stumble on
similar words:
behold, come across, locate, notice, originate, pioneer, spot, uncover, unearth
definition 2: to learn or find out about through study or by observing.
We discovered that the game was easy to play if you know the rules.
synonyms:
detect, determine, realize
similar words:
ascertain, find, find out, learn, perceive, see
derivation: discoverer (n.)
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  • discovery:
    something that is discovered
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