Discover

  • 1 Discover — Dis*cov er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discovered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discovering}.] [OE. discoveren, discuren, descuren, OF. descovrir, descouvrir, F. d[ e]couvrir; des (L. dis ) + couvrir to cover. See {Cover}.] 1. To uncover. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 2 discover — 1 *reveal, disclose, divulge, tell, betray Analogous words: impart, *communicate: *declare, announce, publish, advertise, proclaim 2 Discover, ascertain, determine, unearth, learn mean to find out something not previously known to one. Discover… …

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  • 3 Discover — may refer to: Discover Card, a credit card brand Discover Financial, the parent company of the credit card brand Discover (magazine), an American science magazine Discover (album), a Cactus Jack album Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) NASA… …

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  • 4 discover — dis·cov·er vt 1: to find out about, recognize, or realize for the first time when the victim discover s the fraud see also discovery rule 2 a: to make the subject of discovery b: to learn of or obtain (informa …

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  • 5 Discover — bezeichnet: Discover (Zeitschrift), US amerikanisches Wissenschaftsmagazin Discover Card, US amerikanische Kreditkarte Discover Middleeast, deutsches Kultur und Wirtschaftsmagazin im Nahen Osten Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 6 Discover — Dis*cov er, v. i. To discover or show one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This done, they discover. Decker. [1913 Webster] Nor was this the first time that they discovered to be followers of this world. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 discover — discover, invent To discover something is to find something that was hidden or not known; to invent something is to devise it by human effort: Halley discovered a comet and Galileo invented a telescope. Information as well as physical things can… …

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  • 8 discover — [di skuv′ər] vt. [ME discoveren < OFr descovrir < LL discooperire, to discover, reveal: see DIS & COVER] 1. to be the first to find out, see, or know about 2. to find out; learn of the existence of; realize 3. to be the first nonnative… …

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  • 9 discover — c.1300, divulge, reveal, disclose, from O.Fr. descovrir uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray, from L.L. discooperire, from L. dis opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + cooperire to cover up (see COVER (Cf. cover)). At first with a sense of… …

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  • 10 discover — [v] find, uncover ascertain, bring to light, catch, come across, come upon, conceive, contrive, debunk, design, detect, determine, devise, dig up, discern, disclose, distinguish, elicit, espy, explore, ferret out*, get wind of*, get wise to*,… …

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  • 11 discover — ► VERB 1) find unexpectedly or in the course of a search. 2) become aware of (a fact or situation). 3) be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon). DERIVATIVES discoverable adjective discoverer noun …

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  • 12 DISCover — Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (or DISCover) is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology which allow PC games to be played like a video game console.[1] The technology, which… …

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  • 13 discover — verb ADVERB ▪ quickly, soon ▪ We soon discovered we d been mistaken. ▪ suddenly ▪ subsequently ▪ eventually …

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  • 14 discover — discoverable, adj. discoverably, adv. /di skuv euhr/, v.t. 1. to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity. 2. to notice… …

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  • 15 discover */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈskʌvə(r)] / US [dɪˈskʌvər] verb [transitive] Word forms discover : present tense I/you/we/they discover he/she/it discovers present participle discovering past tense discovered past participle discovered Metaphor: Discovering things such… …

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  • 16 discover — dis|cov|er W1S2 [dısˈkʌvə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: descovrir, from Late Latin discooperire to uncover ] 1.) to find someone or something, either by accident or because you were looking for them ▪ The body was… …

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  • 17 discover — [[t]dɪskʌ̱və(r)[/t]] ♦♦ discovers, discovering, discovered 1) VERB If you discover something that you did not know about before, you become aware of it or learn of it. [V that] She discovered that they d escaped... [V that] I discovered I was… …

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  • 18 discover — dis|cov|er [ dı skʌvər ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to find out something that you did not know before: The two men decided to discover the truth for themselves. discover (that): He became very friendly when he discovered that she was my sister.… …

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  • 19 discover — verb (discovered; discovering) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French descoverir, descovrir, from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis + cooperire to cover more at cover Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to make kno …

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  • 20 discover — See discover, invent …

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