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discovers, 3rd person singular present; discovering, present participle; discovered, past tense; discovered, past participle;
  1. Find (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search
    • - firemen discovered a body in the debris
    • - she discovered her lover in the arms of another woman
  2. Become aware of (a fact or situation)
    • - the courage to discover the truth and possibly be disappointed
    • - it was a relief to discover that he wasn't in
  3. Be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon)
    • - Fleming discovered penicillin early in the twentieth century
  4. Perceive the attractions of (an activity or subject) for the first time
    • - a teenager who has recently discovered fashion
  5. Be the first to recognize the potential of (an actor, singer, or musician)
    • - I discovered the band back in the mid 70s
  6. Divulge (a secret)
    • - they contain some secrets which Time will discover
  7. Disclose the identity of (someone)
    • - she at last discovered herself to me
  8. Display (a quality or feeling)
    • - with what agility did these military men discover their skill in feats of war

  1. detect: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
  2. learn: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  3. make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
  4. make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
  5. fall upon: find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
  6. unwrap: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news ...
  7. Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (or DISCover) is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology which allow PC games to be played like a video game console. ...
  8. DisCover is the first album by Serbian hard rock band Cactus Jack.
  9. The Discover Card is a major credit card, issued primarily in the United States. It was originally introduced by Sears in 1985, and was part of Dean Witter, and then Morgan Stanley, until 2007, when Discover Financial Services became an independent company. ...
  10. Discover is an American science magazine that publishes articles about science for a general audience. The monthly magazine was launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. It was sold to Family Media, the owners of Health, in 1987. ...
  11. "Discover (Why the Love Hurts)" is the first single from the classically influenced pop/rock band Elliot Minor's sophomore album, Solaris. ...
  12. DiscoverEd is an educational search engine built by Creative Commons.
  13. To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.); To expose, uncover; To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack; To reveal (information); to divulge, make known; To reconnoitre, explore (an area); To find something for the first time
  14. (Discovered) A person or object on stage when the curtain goes up.
  15. (Discovering) old and new treasures since 1988
  16. (discovery) The gathering of information (facts, documents, or testimony) before a case goes to trial. Discovery is done in many ways, such as through depositions, interrogatories, or requests for admissions. ...
  17. (Discovery) Phase of lawsuit when parties may ask each other formal written and oral questions, obtain copies of documents, and in general find out facts related to the lawsuit.
  18. (discovery (or disclosure)) a proceeding whereby one party to an action may be informed as to facts known by other parties or witnesses
  19. (discovery) Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  20. (discovery) The old term for disclosure.
  21. (Discovery) The formal legal procedures that allow the parties in a lawsuit to obtain information and evidence from one another and from witnesses. Examples of the discovery process include deposing witnesses, drafting interrogatories, requesing production of documents, requesting admissions, etc…
  22. (Discovery) procedures used to learn facts necessary to settle or prepare a case for trial.
  23. (Discovery) the compulsory disclosure of pertinent facts or documents to the opposing party in a legal proceeding.
  24. (Discovery) Procedures used to obtain disclosure of evidence before trial.
  25. (DISCOVERY) Part of the pre-trial litigation process during which each party requests relevant information and documents from the other side in an attempt to "discover" pertinent facts.