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Synonyms for discoverdɪˈskʌv ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, chance upon, follow, strike, let out, find oneself, get wind, get, get hold, reveal, keep an eye on, attain, let on, find, acknowledge, retrieve, get word, fall upon, rule, notice, disclose, divulge, chance, abide by, determine, see, find out, keep, key, come up, remark, bring out, celebrate, watch over, comment, take note, honor, identify, name, encounter, learn, come upon, happen, watch, receive, happen upon, feel, describe, point out, chance on, incur, come across, expose, observe, get a line, distinguish, witness, honour, mention, pick up, give away, ascertain, mark, maintain, unwrap, break, respect, bump, light upon, regain, obtain, discover, key out, note, hear

  2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see(verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    Synonyms:
    turn around, ensure, read, pick up, collar, unwrap, key out, reveal, look, experience, get word, visualise, come upon, watch, assure, memorise, fancy, intoxicate, go steady, distinguish, disclose, learn, chance upon, receive, instruct, run into, discover, light upon, escort, try, perk, fall upon, lift up, con, uplift, reckon, give away, take heed, consider, gain vigor, study, name, come across, get a line, elate, collect, chance on, bring out, divulge, take care, let on, control, ascertain, insure, attend, date, realize, check, peck, interpret, meet, image, larn, gather up, strike, take, catch, see to it, cop, find out, see, listen, construe, regard, visualize, describe, picture, find, catch out, call for, perk up, visit, identify, view, project, percolate, arrest, let out, hear, realise, go out, envision, happen upon, determine, take in, nab, get wind, nail, encounter, figure, acquire, examine, expose, break, witness, understand, detect, teach, key, run across, attain, memorize, go through, notice, observe, apprehend

  3. discover, find(verb)

    make a discovery, make a new finding

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, discover, let out

  4. discover, find(verb)

    make a discovery

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, discover, let out

  5. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

  6. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out(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:
    crack, snitch, unveil, pick up, break away, give way, unwrap, key out, soften, scupper, get word, shop, split up, fall apart, part, collapse, shit, die, distinguish, transgress, learn, chance upon, weaken, exhibit, widen, bump, discover, light upon, demote, stop, set off, fall upon, break in, break out, separate, emit, split, go, give away, damp, undo, smash, name, come across, interrupt, founder, get a line, offend, get out, release, relegate, get wind, chance on, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, betray, let on, get around, wear out, cave in, debunk, conk out, put out, break-dance, denounce, check, break up, breach, introduce, come upon, publish, give, attain, see, strike, bring on, better, find out, grass, uncover, burst, go bad, peril, describe, break off, disclose, endanger, bust, identify, find, fail, rat, break dance, issue, dampen, let loose, fall in, erupt, let out, hear, intermit, ruin, kick downstairs, happen upon, fracture, break down, infract, produce, go against, come apart, bankrupt, give out, tell on, develop, expose, break, detect, discontinue, key, snap off, notice, display, observe, wear, stag, utter, recrudesce

  7. discover(verb)

    see for the first time; make a discovery

    Synonyms:
    detect, distinguish, chance upon, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, fall upon, strike, see, find out, key, expose, give away, break, learn, happen upon, divulge, identify, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, name, pick up, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, let out

  8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    Synonyms:
    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, name, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear

Wiktionary

  1. discover(verb)

    To find something for the first time.

    Synonyms:
    come across, find

  2. discover(verb)

    Synonyms:
    expose, uncover, reveal

    Antonyms:
    cover, cover up, hide, conceal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discover

    Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.

    See synonyms for HIDE.

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, descry, detect, discern, disclose, expose, ferret out, find, find out, invent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reveal, communicate, tell, disclose, exhibit, show, manifest, make manifest, impart, make known, lay open, lay bare, expose to view

  2. discover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, detect, find out, get the first knowledge of

  3. discover(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    descry, discern, espy, see, behold, get sight of, get a glimpse of


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