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discover

dis·cov·er

discover

 
pronunciation:
dih skuh vr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discovered, discovering, discovers
definition 1: to find or see (something unknown) before anyone else.
Scientists have discovered a cure for many diseases.Christopher Columbus is said to have discovered America for the Europeans.
synonyms:
detect, find, stumble on
similar words:
behold, come across, descry, discern, locate, notice, originate, pioneer, spot, uncover, unearth
definition 2: to learn or gain knowledge of through study or observation.
We discovered in our experiment that the drug did not produce the effect we expected.
synonyms:
descry, detect, determine, realize
similar words:
ascertain, discern, find, find out, learn, perceive, see
derivation: discoverer (n.)
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  • discovery:
    something that is discovered
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