Synonyms for discover

Synonyms for (verb) discover

Synonyms: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery

Usage: She found that he had lied to her; The story is false, so far as I can discover

Similar words: learn, pick up, find out, discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Usage: I learned that she has two grown-up children; I see that you have been promoted


Synonyms: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge

Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Usage: 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 to her; unwrap the evidence in the murder case

Similar words: tell

Definition: let something be known

Usage: Tell them that you will be late


Synonyms: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery, make a new finding

Usage: Roentgen discovered X-rays; Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle

Similar words: conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate

Definition: have the idea for

Usage: He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients; This library was well conceived


Synonyms: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint

Similar words: sight, spy

Definition: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

Usage: he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge


Synonyms: strike, fall upon, happen upon, discover, attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, light upon

Definition: find unexpectedly

Usage: the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb; she struck a goldmine; The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Similar words: regain, find

Definition: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

Usage: Did you find your glasses?; I cannot find my gloves!