Synonyms for discover:
register, fall on.
chance upon, light upon, happen upon.
make sure of.
get wind of.
Sense 1 (noun)
read up on.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
hear, get word, let out, find out, learn, name, expose, chance upon, notice, get a line, fall upon, impart, chance on, strike, distinguish, attain, get wind, observe, come across, detect, identify, key out, give away, break, divulge, find, describe, reveal, disclose, come upon, let on, key, light upon, see, bring out, happen upon.
find, uncover (verb)
discern, perceive, nose out, turn up, invent, learn, detect, distinguish, hear, pick up on, reveal, ascertain, come upon, unearth, look up, see, disclose, observe, recognize, smoke out, determine, locate, get wind of, realize, elicit, debunk, notice, light upon, ferret out, come across, catch, dig up, identify, spot.
Usage examples for discover:
- And, by the way, speaking of 'phones, Mr. Carruthers, between gentlemen, I know you will make no effort under the circumstances to discover the number I am calling from. - "The Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
- That you must have the quicksilver to discover the gold! - "A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
- He wanted to be the first to discover it, he didn't want to have to try to explain it to a doctor before he understood it himself. - "Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town", Cory Doctorow.