Definition of 'discover'
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In these organisations you will discover diverse teams finding solutions to complex problems. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I was nervous enough about being discovered to duck under the window facing the neighbour's house. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I liked to learn about him, discovering his world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They had discovered the first great white nursery in the North Atlantic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What you discover about a partner adds to love. The Sun (2011)The performance was discovered by accident at the end of a radio show tape. The Sun (2007)But we also discovered you learn as much in defeat. The Sun (2011) Time to discover the benefits of willow bark. The Sun (2013)There he discovered the first digital calculators and realised that was where the future lay. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are reading to discover more about objective reality. Christianity Today (2000)Medics battled in vain to save the road accident patient after discovering him lifeless. The Sun (2008)Needs time to discover his sharpest form. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Egypt discovered its first cases of the virus in birds last month. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are about to discover that some of them are buying the wrong sort of ticket. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Far better to get this into the open than her discover by accident. The Sun (2010)So what have they discovered about each other that they did not know before? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was because we spent time discovering things about each other. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As you become more consistent do take the time to discover how far you do hit each club. Winning Golf for Women (1993)Thankfully it was discovered in time. The Sun (2015)His confidence was at an alltime low after years of doing temp jobs until a construction company hired him and he discovered learning. The Sun (2010)The loophole she has discovered is to find an activity that constitutes self-employment according to the court. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love! Pride and Prejudice (1813)I discovered by accident that its peppery flavour is complemented by coriander. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What's important is to discover why doctors find themselves in this situation and really look at the conversations doctors have with their patients. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first boat was discovered in 1954 on the southern side of the pyramid; the second is on the western side. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'discover'
British English: discover /dɪˈskʌvə/ VERB
If you discover something that you did not know about before, you become aware of it or learn of it.
She discovered that they'd escaped.
- American English: discover
- Arabic: يَكْتَشِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: descobrir
- Chinese: 发现
- Croatian: otkriti
- Czech: zjistit
- Danish: opdage
- Dutch: ontdekken
- European Spanish: descubrir
- Finnish: löytää
- French: découvrir
- German: entdecken
- Greek: ανακαλύπτω
- Italian: scoprire
- Japanese: 発見する
- Korean: 발견하다
- Norwegian: oppdage
- Polish: odkryć
- European Portuguese: descobrir
- Romanian: a descoperi
- Russian: открывать
- Spanish: descubrir
- Swedish: upptäcka
- Thai: ค้นพบ
- Turkish: keşfetmek
- Ukrainian: виявляти
- Vietnamese: phát hiện
Definition of discover from the Collins English Dictionary
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