[ US /dɪˈskəvɝ/ ]
[ UK /dɪskˈʌvɐ/ ]
VERB
  1. make a discovery
    The story is false, so far as I can discover
    She found that he had lied to her
  2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    I see that you have been promoted
    I learned that she has two grown-up children
  3. see for the first time; make a discovery
    Who discovered the North Pole?
  4. find unexpectedly
    the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
    she struck a goldmine
  5. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  6. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    unwrap the evidence in the murder case
    he broke the news to her
    The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
    bring out the truth
    The actress won't reveal how old she is
    The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
  7. make a discovery, make a new finding
    Roentgen discovered X-rays
    Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
  8. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    We found traces of lead in the paint
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How To Use discover In A Sentence

  • Not for a very long time has the discovery of new music so profoundly moved and excited me as the contents of this disc.
  • Brandt was the impresario who had discovered Carly Simon and unleashed the Rolling Stones on America.
  • After using Gentoo I discovered that they're not that "ricer" community everyone claims they are. Planet Ubuntu
  • Apparently, the discovery that Landis is 10,000 years old further proves the fact that he is using performance enhancing steroids. creeky belly Doping ID - The Panda's Thumb
  • It is true that, even at the time of the discovery of nitrobenzol, he pointed out the striking similarity of its smell to that of the oil of bitter almonds. The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants
  • Oddly, these TV wreck detectives are always trying to find out something which the experienced real divers nannying them around the wreck discovered when they first dived the ship 20 years ago.
  • Penicillin was an extremely significant medical discovery.
  • He travelled widely in pursuit of his ornithological passion, making many new discoveries. SPIX'S MACAW: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S RAREST BIRD
  • When he discovered, in 1954, that dimethylnitrosamine was hepatotoxic he noticed that the poisoned livers contained enlarged cells similar to those seen in veno-occlusive disease.
  • Methone is a bit bigger than Anthe, at 3km (1.8 miles) in diameter, it too was discovered by the Cassini imaging team in 2004. Tom's Astronomy Blog
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