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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferret out, ferret(verb)

    search and discover through persistent investigation

    "She ferreted out the truth"

    Synonyms:
    ferret

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ferret out

    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, discover, expose, find, find out, invent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ferret out

    Synonyms:
    search out

How to pronounce ferret out?

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How to use ferret out in a sentence?

  1. Peter Henning:

    They are trying to ferret out information from the midlevel employees who may know what happened but are fearful of being made a scapegoat.


Translations for ferret out

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  • WykopaćPolish
  • разню́хивать, выню́хивать, разню́хать, вы́нюхатьRussian

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