discover

[ dih-skuhv-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF discover

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCOVER

We sought the inhabitants of the woods, but could discover none.

Wasn't it better to let you discover for yourself, my child?

She approached the bed, to discover if Mary's sleep were peaceful.

It is from these mounds that we discover the most that we know about early man in the United States.

He was pleased also to discover that city people did not know everything.

She was like a hunted hare, dodging everyone she fancied might discover her identity.

As soon as I can get her alone, I will discover the real truth; but she seems to wish to avoid me.

"I told you she would be the first to discover them," said Quicksilver to Perseus.

The reason why he does that is he's afraid someone'll discover he isn't getting at anything.

As long as I was dissecting I might at least discover the root of the disease.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "divulge, reveal, disclose," from Old French descovrir "uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray," from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). At first with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"); the meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered; discovering.

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