part of speech: verb

inflections: discovers, discovering, discovered

definition 1: to find or see before anyone else.

  • The scientist discovered a cure for the disease.
  • He discovered oil on his property.

synonyms: detect, find, stumble on

definition 2: to learn or find out about through study or by observing.

  • We discovered that the game was easy to play if you know the rules.

synonyms: detect, determine, realize

derivation: discoverer (n.)

Word Builder: discover +

discovery: something that is discovered