Textual thesaurus for "discover"

(verb) learn, pick up, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

I learned that she has two grown-up children; I see that you have been promoted

(verb) distinguish, describe, identify, key, key out, name

identify as in botany or biology, for example

(verb) find

make a discovery

She found that he had lied to her; The story is false, so far as I can discover

(verb) unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, divulge

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold; The actress won't reveal how old she is; bring out the truth; he broke the news to her; unwrap the evidence in the murder case

(verb) find

make a discovery, make a new finding

Roentgen discovered X-rays; Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle

(verb) find, notice, observe, detect

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

(verb) strike, fall upon, happen upon, attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, light upon

find unexpectedly

the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb; she struck a goldmine; The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake