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discover meaning and definition

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Definition of discover (verb)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: detect, find, notice, observe
  2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  3. make a discovery, make a new finding
    • "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
    • synonyms: find
  4. make a discovery
    • "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
    • synonyms: find
  5. find unexpectedly
  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
  7. see for the first time; make a discovery
    • "Who discovered the North Pole?"
  8. identify as in botany or biology, for example
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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