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): Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.
Synonyms: detect, observe, find, notice
- (verb): Identify as in botany or biology, for example.
Synonyms: identify, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
- (verb): Find unexpectedly.
Synonyms: fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain
- (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): Make a discovery, make a new finding.
Famous quotes containing the word discover:
“Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick.... They can only bring you the scores.”
—Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)
“Children, then, acquire social skills not so much from adults as from their interactions with one another. They are likely to discover through trial and error which strategies work and which do not, and later to reflect consciously on what they have learned.”
—Zick Rubin (20th century)
“A man who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of lifes mountaintop experiences. Only in losing himself does he find himself. Only then does he discover all the latent strengths he never knew he had and which otherwise would have remained dormant.”
—Richard M. Nixon (19131995)