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Synonyms for detect
dɪˈtɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detect(v. a.)

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

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How to use detect in a sentence?

  1. Mario Damasso:

    In my opinion, the detection is particularly interesting because the signal in the radial velocities has a low amplitude and a long period, therefore in principle not easy to detect and confirm with a single technique, we are exploring the consequences of a longer-term spectroscopic follow-up in another work we hope to publish soon.

  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. Martin Antony:

    In the dark, our visual sense vanishes, and we are unable to detect who or what is around us. We rely on our visual system to help protect us from harm, being scared of the dark is a prepared fear.

  4. Vipin Narang:

    North Korea has had a decade-long nuclear testing sequence where they have presumably learned a lot about designs, they probably do not need full blown tests to go into serial production of warheads. And they can improve components and perfect designs with subcritical and hydrodynamic tests which we wouldn't be able to monitor or detect.

  5. Shiladitya DasSarma:

    As the sophistication in the telescope increases, the prediction is that they will be able to determine the spectrum coming from these planets, they're so far away, and really there's no light, it's only the star they'd be able to see, but that's the goal. Because its so important to be able to detect life elsewhere in the universe.


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