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Definition of "discover" []

  • To notice or learn, especially by making an effort: got home and discovered that the furnace wasn't working. (verb-transitive)
  • To be the first, or the first of one's group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe. (verb-transitive)
  • To learn about for the first time in one's experience: discovered a new restaurant on the west side. (verb-transitive)
  • To learn something about: discovered him to be an impostor; discovered the brake to be defective. (verb-transitive)
  • To identify (a person) as a potentially prominent performer: a movie star who was discovered in a drugstore by a producer. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discover" in a sentence
  • "GORDON: You had been out there for a long, long time making music and then people started to what I call discover Donnie McClurkin."
  • "We can easily discover a French word in English, nor is it difficult to tell a Persian word in Hebrew."
  • "Probably the first thing unique you will discover is that the people you encounter will go much further to please you than you are accostomed to in the US."