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discover

verb ascertain, awake to, become innormed, behold, bring to light, chance upon, cognoscere, collect knowledge, come to know, come upon, deduce, descry, detect, determine, diagnose, discern, elicit, encounter, expose, ferret out, find out, get a glimpse of, identify, invenire, investigate, learn, learn for a certainty, learn of, locate, manifest, observe, perceive, realize, see, turn up, uncover, understand, unearth, unravel
Associated concepts: discover facts and information known by an adverse party, discovered negligence, doctrine of discovered peril, proceeding to discover assets
See also: ascertain, detect, discern, disinter, educe, expose, ferret, initiate, invent, locate, manifest, note, notice, observe, perceive, pierce, recognize, solve, spy
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But loving one's neighbor reason could never discover, because it's irrational.
My first thought was to discover what I knew of the murderer, and cause instant pursuit to be made.
The following morning Abdul Mourak was enraged and chagrined to discover that this huge, black prisoner had escaped during the night, while Werper was terrified for the same reason, until his trembling fingers discovered the pouch still in its place beneath his shirt, and within it the hard outlines of its contents.
For by them I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life; and in room of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the schools, to discover a practical, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air the stars, the heavens, and all the other bodies that surround us, as distinctly as we know the various crafts of our artisans, we might also apply them in the same way to all the uses to which they are adapted, and thus render ourselves the lords and possessors of nature.
Then you discover as you read on that he has the right eye for the right detail.
I must never give you a second opportunity of saying that you love me; I must go away, leaving no trace behind by which you can possibly discover me.
We could see them as they filed out of the pass, just for an instant, before they were lost to view behind a friendly ridge; to us a most providential ridge; since, had they been in view for any great length of time, they scarcely could have failed to discover us.
At early dawn they scrutinized the surrounding plain, to discover whether any enemies had been lurking about during the night; not a foot-print, however, was to be discovered in the coarse gravel with which the plain was covered.
I could only abstain most carefully from raising any false hopes, and then explain that the object of my visit was to discover the persons who were really responsible for Anne's disappearance.
There was no chance on earth that it would not discover what he was.
To this end twenty warriors were despatched in pairs to ten of the leading kingdoms, with instructions to make every effort to discover the where-abouts of Hooja and Dian, while prosecuting their missions to the chieftains to whom they were sent.
I shall discuss this question at length in a later lecture; for the present I will only observe that it is by no means simple, and that, though I believe the behaviourists somewhat overstate their case, yet there is an important element of truth in their contention, since the things which we can discover by introspection do not seem to differ in any very fundamental way from the things which we discover by external observation.