Definition of discover :
1. To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show ( what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).
2. To discover or show one's self.
3. To explore; to examine.
4. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
5. To manifest without design; to show.
6. To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.
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discover (part of speech: verb)
locate (part of speech: verb)
uncover (part of speech: verb)
learn (part of speech: verb)
- And besides, I expect one must possess to discover." - "The Way of Ambition", Robert Hichens.
- At any minute one of the men might come out and discover me. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
- Why discover a place when it is so far out of the way? - "Comic History of the United States", Bill Nye.