Definition of detect :
2. To inform against; to accuse.
3. To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.
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discover (part of speech: verb)
sense (part of speech: verb)
- I seemed to detect in my mother's confident prophecy an allusion to Miss Pettigrew's plans. - "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
- She is fortunate if the quick eye of a native woman does not detect her hiding- place. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
- He was utterly unable to detect the slightest resemblance between himself and this rather commonplace looking type of business man. - "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.