More definitions of "discover":
- (verb): See for the first time; make a discovery.
Example: "Who discovered the North Pole?"
- (verb): Make a discovery.
Example: "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
- (verb): Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
Synonyms: disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out
- (verb): Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.
Synonyms: detect, observe, find, notice
- (verb): Find unexpectedly.
Synonyms: fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain
- (verb): Identify as in botany or biology, for example.
Synonyms: identify, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
Famous quotes containing the word discover:
“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
—Eric Hoffer (19021983)
“Chinese were born ... with an accumulated wisdom, a natural sophistication, an intelligent naivete, and unless they were transplanted too young, these qualities ripened in them.... If ever I am homesick for China, now that I am home in my own country, it is when I discover here no philosophy. Our people have opinions and creeds and prejudices and ideas but as yet no philosophy.”
—Pearl S. Buck (18921973)
“The worst feature of this double consciousness is, that the two lives, of the understanding and of the soul, which we lead, really show very little relation to each other; never meet and measure each other: one prevails now, all buzz and din; and the other prevails then, all infinitude and paradise; and, with the progress of life, the two discover no greater disposition to reconcile themselves.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)