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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: discover /dɪˈskʌvə(r)/ 
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present tense
present participlediscovering
past tensediscovered
past participlediscovered
  1. 1
    to find out something that you did not know before

    The two men decided to discover the truth for themselves.

    discover (that):

    He became very friendly when he discovered that she was my sister.

    discover whether:

    Checks are made to discover whether applicants have a criminal record.

  2. 2
    to find a place, fact, or substance that no one knew about before

    William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781.

    New antimalarial drugs have been discovered.

    See also  invent
  3. 3
    to find out about a place or activity that is new to you

    Why not spend a week discovering the beauty of Sri Lanka?

    I have only recently discovered the benefits of meditation.

  4. 4
    to find someone or something that was missing or hidden

    Police discovered his body on wasteland yesterday.

    I finally discovered the letter at the back of the drawer.


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