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detect

de·tect

detect

 
 
pronunciation:
dih tekt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: detected, detecting, detects
definition 1: to perceive, discover, or uncover.
Our radar detected the presence of the small vessel.Her parents could easily detect that she had been smoking.I could detect a trace of annoyance in her manner.
synonyms:
descry, discern, discover, find, perceive, reveal, spot, uncover
similar words:
ascertain, espy, intuit, observe, sense, smell
definition 2: to discover the true or essential character of.
Now that we have detected him, this villain, he will get what he deserves.
similar words:
disclose, discover, expose, reveal, uncover, unmask, unveil
derivation: detectable (detectible) (adj.)
Word Builder: detect +
  • detector:
    a machine that detects something.
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