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synonyms for detect

  • catch
  • disclose
  • distinguish
  • encounter
  • expose
  • find
  • identify
  • notice
  • observe
  • recognize
  • reveal
  • see
  • spot
  • uncover
  • ascertain
  • descry
  • espy
  • meet
  • note
  • scent
  • unmask
  • dig up
  • hit on
  • hit upon
  • meet with
  • nose out
  • smell out
  • smoke out
  • stumble on
  • track down
  • tumble into
  • turn up
  • wise up to
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antonyms for detect

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  • conceal
  • cover
  • hide
  • ignore
  • let go
  • lose
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • suppress
  • pass by
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To detect implies becoming aware of something that had been obscure, secret, or concealed: to detect a flaw in reasoning. To ascertain is to verify facts by inquiry or analysis: to ascertain the truth about an event. To learn is to add to one’s knowledge or information: to learn a language. The verb discover is used with objective clauses as a synonym of learn in order to suggest that the new information acquired is surprising to the learner: I discovered that she had been married before

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How to use detect in a sentence

The Australian state of Victoria has entered a five-day coronavirus lockdown to curb a local outbreak of the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S FIVE-SET BATTLE AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN STARTED WITH FANS AND ENDED WITHOUT THEMMATT BONESTEELFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As the signal faded, some telescopes also detected fluctuations in the light.
EXPLODING NEUTRON STAR PROVES TO BE ENERGY STANDOUT OF THE COSMOSLISA GROSSMANFEBRUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Now, by detecting the explosions’ infrared light, which penetrates dust better than visible light does, Caltech astronomer Kishalay De and his colleagues have estimated how often these outbursts occur in the Milky Way.
THE NUMBER OF MILKY WAY NOVA EXPLOSIONS PER YEAR HAS BEEN PINNED DOWNKEN CROSWELLFEBRUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
There might be many more, Nesbitt said, as only a small sample of all positive coronavirus tests are sequenced to detect variants.
SOUTH AFRICA AND U.K. CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS DETECTED IN D.C.; MARYLAND TO OPEN THIRD MASS VACCINATION SITEERIN COX, JULIE ZAUZMER, RACHEL CHASONFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They mutate and develop new strains, which makes it very difficult to detect them.
AMONG LATINO IMMIGRANTS, FALSE VACCINE CLAIMS ARE SPREADING AS FAST AS THE VIRUSTEO ARMUSFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These tools can detect and stave off a seizure in a person with epilepsy, for instance, or stop a tremor before it takes hold.
CAN PRIVACY COEXIST WITH TECHNOLOGY THAT READS AND CHANGES BRAIN ACTIVITY?LAURA SANDERSFEBRUARY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
If the system detects any bias, it builds and tests more models until it finds one that both predicts success and produces roughly the same passing rates for men and women and for members of all racial groups.
AUDITORS ARE TESTING HIRING ALGORITHMS FOR BIAS, BUT THERE’S NO EASY FIXAMY NORDRUMFEBRUARY 11, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Getting a handle on how much asymptomatic transmission can occur even with a vaccine requires mass testing to detect the virus, since there are no other outward signs of infection.
COVID-19 VACCINES ARE GREAT — BUT YOU STILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK FOR NOWUMAIR IRFANFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
One is the primers and probes, as they call them, which detect the presence of viral antibodies.
“WE DID THE WORST JOB IN THE WORLD”: LAWRENCE WRIGHT ON AMERICA’S BOTCHED COVID-19 RESPONSESEAN ILLINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
Meanwhile, there are reports that the highly contagious variant first discovered in Britain is spreading rapidly across the United States and has been detected in Iowa.
THE GOVERNOR OF IOWA LIFTED CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS. THESE CITIES ARE KEEPING THEM ANYWAY.PAULINA VILLEGASFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DETECT

  • advanced
  • brought forth
  • composed
  • detected
  • discovered
  • found
  • furnished
  • invented
  • offered
  • originated
  • presented
  • produced
  • proposed
  • provided
  • recommended
  • stumbled upon
  • submitted
  • uncovered
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