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Synonyms for detect
dɪˈtɛktde·tect

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detect

    Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.

    See synonyms for HIDE.

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, descry, discern, disclose, discover, expose, ferret out, find, find out, invent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detect

    Synonyms:
    discover, descry, unmask, expose

    Antonyms:
    miss, lose, misobserve, ignore, connive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, noticeverb

    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:
    line up, recover, chance upon, follow, strike, let out, find oneself, get wind, get, get hold, reveal, keep an eye on, attain, let on, find, acknowledge, retrieve, get word, fall upon, rule, notice, disclose, divulge, chance, abide by, determine, see, find out, keep, key, come up, remark, bring out, celebrate, watch over, comment, take note, honor, identify, name, encounter, learn, come upon, happen, watch, receive, happen upon, feel, describe, point out, chance on, incur, come across, expose, observe, get a line, distinguish, witness, honour, mention, pick up, give away, ascertain, mark, maintain, unwrap, break, respect, bump, light upon, regain, obtain, discover, key out, note, hear

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  1. detectverb

    Synonyms:
    discover, expose, descry, find out, bring to light, lay open

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How to use detect in a sentence?

  1. Katharine Yao:

    (Women) should be concerned but also realize that we have very effective ways to monitor the breast with breast MRI and mammograms which detect cancer at an early stage (small size, node negative) and at a stage that is easily treatable and has a good prognosis.

  2. Jeff Bulte:

    If we tune the MRI to detect sugars attached to a particular protein, we can see the difference between normal and cancerous cells.

  3. Frank Lyko:

    We could detect only a few hundred variants in a genome that is larger than the human genome. That is an incredibly small number, if we had more than one animal as a founder, we would have greater genetic differences.

  4. Kate Saunders:

    They want to detect and root out any sentiment that runs counter to the party state.

  5. Adam Isacson:

    There really has n’t been a lot of them found lately which likely because they are harder to detect.


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