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Anderson was working at the New York Botanical Garden in 1901 studying the water content of nuclei in starch crystals when, as the story goes, he “discovered” steam-puffed rice.

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Footprints discovered at what was once a rain-fed lake in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert suggest that humans on the move made a pit stop there more than 100,000 years ago.

Also useful would be some sort of way to discover popular routines directly within the Alexa app.

Researchers studying magnetization discovered that renormalization wasn’t about infinities at all.

Curiously, as I did my research for this article, I randomly discovered Google used to guarantee some sort of Impression-based reporting in an old version of the T&C housed here.

Will we discover whether or not Krieger is a clone this season, and will that be an ongoing plotline?

Capaldi said it was remarkable to discover the human frailties at the center of such a mind.

Their night takes an unexpected twist when they break into a home and discover a young girl is being held captive inside.

But when the ship arrives at the planet, they discover Dr. Mann—played by none other than Matt Damon.

To work for Jarrett is to discover someone who listens and someone who expects nothing less than the very best.

We can not measure it by the amount of its contribution to the product, for that is the very matter that we want to discover.

But her parents, did you never discover any thing about them—who or what they were—the motive of so strange an abandonment?

That she was unwise in assuming her own will so promptly, with little regard to consulting his, she might yet discover.

Yet in many cases their good sense fails to discover the right way.

In this way he was often able to discover opportunities for doing much good to his subjects.

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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. To learn is to add to one’s knowledge or information: to learn a language. To ascertain is to verify facts by inquiry or analysis: to ascertain the truth about an event. To detect implies becoming aware of something that had been obscure, secret, or concealed: to detect a flaw in reasoning

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On this page you'll find 147 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to discover, such as: catch, come upon, design, detect, determine, and devise.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.