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Synonyms for discover
dɪˈskʌv ərdis·cov·er

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Wiktionary

  1. discoververb

    To find something for the first time.

    Turning the corner, I discovered a lovely little shop.

    Synonyms:
    come across, find

  2. discoververb

    Synonyms:
    expose, uncover, reveal

    Antonyms:
    cover, cover up, hide, conceal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discover

    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, detect, discern, disclose, expose, ferret out, find, find out, invent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discover

    Synonyms:
    find, invent, descry, disclose, unearth, ferret out, ascertain, discern, make known, detect, betray, indicate, manifest

    Antonyms:
    conceal, suppress, repress, miss, lose, overlook, mask, cover, screen

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, detect, 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, key out, note, hear

  2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeverb

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

    Synonyms:
    turn around, ensure, read, pick up, collar, unwrap, key out, reveal, look, experience, get word, visualise, come upon, watch, assure, memorise, fancy, intoxicate, go steady, distinguish, disclose, learn, chance upon, receive, instruct, run into, light upon, escort, try, perk, fall upon, lift up, con, uplift, reckon, give away, take heed, consider, gain vigor, study, name, come across, get a line, elate, collect, chance on, bring out, divulge, take care, let on, control, ascertain, insure, attend, date, realize, check, peck, interpret, meet, image, larn, gather up, strike, take, catch, see to it, cop, find out, see, listen, construe, regard, visualize, describe, picture, find, catch out, call for, perk up, visit, identify, view, project, percolate, arrest, let out, hear, realise, go out, envision, happen upon, determine, take in, nab, get wind, nail, encounter, figure, acquire, examine, expose, break, witness, understand, detect, teach, key, run across, attain, memorize, go through, notice, observe, apprehend

  3. discover, findverb

    make a discovery, make a new finding

    "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, let out

  4. discover, findverb

    make a discovery

    "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, let out

  5. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, luck into, find, make

  6. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let outverb

    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

    Synonyms:
    crack, snitch, unveil, pick up, break away, give way, unwrap, key out, soften, scupper, get word, shop, split up, fall apart, part, collapse, shit, die, distinguish, transgress, learn, chance upon, weaken, exhibit, widen, bump, light upon, demote, stop, set off, fall upon, break in, break out, separate, emit, split, go, give away, damp, undo, smash, name, come across, interrupt, founder, get a line, offend, get out, release, relegate, get wind, chance on, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, betray, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, debunk, conk out, put out, break-dance, denounce, check, break up, breach, introduce, come upon, publish, give, attain, see, strike, bring on, better, find out, grass, uncover, burst, go bad, peril, describe, break off, disclose, endanger, bust, identify, find, fail, rat, break dance, issue, dampen, let loose, fall in, erupt, let out, hear, intermit, ruin, kick downstairs, happen upon, fracture, break down, infract, produce, go against, come apart, bankrupt, give out, tell on, develop, expose, break, detect, discontinue, key, snap off, notice, display, observe, wear, stag, utter, recrudesce

  7. discoververb

    see for the first time; make a discovery

    "Who discovered the North Pole?"

    Synonyms:
    detect, distinguish, chance upon, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, fall upon, strike, see, find out, key, expose, give away, break, learn, happen upon, divulge, identify, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, name, pick up, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, let out

  8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    Synonyms:
    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, secernate, severalize, hear

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discoververb

    Synonyms:
    reveal, communicate, tell, disclose, exhibit, show, manifest, make manifest, impart, make known, lay open, lay bare, expose to view

  2. discoververb

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, detect, find out, get the first knowledge of

  3. discoververb

    Synonyms:
    descry, discern, espy, see, behold, get sight of, get a glimpse of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discoververb

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, detect, unearth, descry, discern, disclose, ferret out

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How to use discover in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We don't get upset simply because someone lies, cheats and breaks our trust. In my view, we become upset because we can't trust that person (and folks like him/her) ever again. It's the violation and loss of our innocence that hurts us deep inside, for a short duration at least. Yet, when we rise from that freaky fall, we discover that we're stronger than ever before. It's true that what doesn't kill us often makes us stronger. So strange as it may sound, we should be thankful to that deceiving person, who offered us the golden opportunity in disguise - to eliminate our weakest links and to strengthen ourselves beyond our normal limitations. Cheers!

  2. Official Palestinian news agency WAFA:

    The president has condemned the crime in the strongest terms possible and has ordered the members of the (investigation) committee to travel immediately to Bulgaria to discover what happened.

  3. Jack Ma:

    I hope Alibaba can play a productive role in bringing more Taiwanese young people to the mainland to learn and discover.

  4. Ines Zemelman:

    Sometimes people discover they owe $10,000 to the state of South Carolina only three years later.

  5. James Clyburn:

    Both of them are wrong. Native Americans have been here forever, christopher Columbus did n’t discover America.


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