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descry

de·scry

descry

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skraI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: descried, descries, descrying
definition 1: to see or make out, esp. something obscured or at a distance.
He descried the house through the thick vegetation.
similar words:
discern, distinguish, sight
definition 2: to find or detect by means of close study or observation.
She descried several errors in the manuscript.
similar words:
detect, discover
derivation: descrier (n.)