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1. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.

Synonyms

  • instantiate
  • notice
  • find
  • see
  • detect
  • sense
  • find out
  • catch out
  • observe
  • trace
  • spy

Antonyms

  • possible
  • inner
  • interior
  • incoming

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Discover

  • undercover
  • uncover
  • recover
  • plover
  • glover
  • shover
  • lover
  • hover
  • gover

How do you pronounce discover?

Pronounce discover as dɪˈskəvər.

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Sentences with discover


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
if you discover the horse is not eating.

2. Verb, base form
They use their noses to discover what’s around them and find their way to Mom.

Quotes about discover


1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

2. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
- Napoleon Hill

3. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.

Synonyms

  • ascertain
  • trip up
  • learn
  • witness
  • get a line
  • see
  • find
  • hear
  • catch
  • find out
  • wise up
  • get word
  • pick up
  • get the goods

Antonyms

  • hide
  • log in
  • dock
  • get on

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] make a discovery, make a new finding.

Synonyms

  • conceptualize
  • ascertain
  • notice
  • determine
  • find
  • detect
  • gestate
  • find out
  • observe
  • conceptualise

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • conserve

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] make a discovery.

Synonyms

  • ferret
  • get word
  • learn
  • rake up
  • find
  • get a line
  • see
  • ferret out
  • hear
  • find out
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • sheathe
  • arrive
  • pull in
  • confront

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] find unexpectedly.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • come across
  • attain
  • find
  • fall upon
  • light upon
  • come upon
  • happen upon
  • chance on
  • regain

Antonyms

  • successful
  • discolor
  • background
  • play down

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.

Synonyms

  • reveal
  • get out
  • blab
  • peach
  • disclose
  • babble
  • unwrap
  • babble out
  • give away
  • blow
  • tattle
  • out
  • bewray
  • blackwash
  • blab out
  • spill the beans
  • bring out
  • let out
  • come out of the closet
  • expose
  • leak
  • confide
  • come out
  • get around
  • divulge
  • talk
  • sing
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • let on
  • tell
  • spring
  • muckrake
  • break

Antonyms

  • pack
  • man
  • wrap
  • cover

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] see for the first time; make a discovery.

Synonyms

  • rediscover
  • perceive

Antonyms

  • conscious
  • live
  • fashionable

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. discover

verb. ['dɪˈskʌvɝ'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • sort out
  • distinguish
  • separate
  • key
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • sort
  • describe

Antonyms

  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still

Etymology

  • descovrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • covrir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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