Definición de discover en inglés:

discover

Saltos de línea: dis|cover
Pronunciación: /dɪˈskʌvə
 
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verbo

[with object]
  • 1Find unexpectedly or during a search: firemen discovered a body in the debris she discovered her lover in the arms of another woman
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    • The men noticed the boy was missing and after a frantic search they discovered his body in the river.
    • Her body was discovered during the routine searches of houses on the estate shortly after 1pm on Tuesday.
    • During the search they first discovered a large white bag containing one million dinars, before coming across the padlocked metal box.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1Become aware of (a fact or situation): the courage to discover the truth and possibly be disappointed [with clause]: it was a relief to discover that he wasn’t in
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    • I followed my dad into the kitchen to realize my mother had discovered the same fact.
    • It's also an opportunity to discover fascinating facts about mammal behaviour and find out just where humans fit in amongst the diversity that exists in the world of the warm-blooded.
    • In answering these questions, it would be reassuring, in a way, to report that the basic facts were discovered only after the war, but the truth is otherwise.
    Sinónimos
    find out, come to know, learn, realize, recognize, see, ascertain, work out, fathom out, detect, determine, spot, notice, perceive; dig up/out, ferret out, root out, nose out, dredge up; reveal, disclose
    informal get wise to the fact, get wind of the fact, have an aha moment, figure out, sniff out, rumble, tumble to
    British informal twig, suss out
    North American informal dope out
  • 1.2Be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon): Fleming discovered penicillin early in the twentieth century
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    • With every passing phase, life becomes more complex in the sense that it allows man to either stumble upon or to consciously discover new phenomena and substance.
    • Scientists call this recently discovered phenomenon gene silencing.
    • A hitherto unknown worm that survives without oxygen was also discovered by a scientific team.
    Sinónimos
    hit on, come up with, invent, originate, devise, design, contrive, conceive of; pioneer, develop
  • 1.3Show interest in (an activity or subject) for the first time: a teenager who has recently discovered fashion
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    • If you don't have people like me out there telling some of the stories, you're not going to have people who had broader interest discovering those subjects.
    • They have recently discovered a new method of Healing, which has been used in America for 27 years.
    • I've only recently discovered his work; this one I enjoy for the taste it has of the city and the artists that work within it.
  • 1.4Be the first to recognize the potential of (an actor or performer): I discovered the band back in the mid 70s
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    • We have discovered a conductor now, which is exciting in itself.
    • I have discovered a drummer that will knock your socks off.
    • But although he has found the technology to come up with the tunes, he has struggled to discover vocalists to deliver the goods.
  • 2 archaic Divulge (a secret): they contain some secrets which Time will discover
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    • Only time will discover what this blog will evolve into.
    • In time the best of Schoenberg will, of course, survive and time will discover the proper values.
    • "Time will discover the hand that baptizes him," the old man said.
  • 2.1Disclose the identity of (someone): she at last discovered herself to me
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    • A little time afterwards she discovered herself to him.
    • For seven days he remained in his voluntary prison; but his stock of water being expended, he discovered himself to the captain, who literally cut him out of the hold, and rather reluctantly gave him his liberty on arriving at Boston.
    • This was also the favourite object of his charity after he had discovered himself to the world in Limousin.
  • 2.2Display (a quality or feeling): with what agility did these military men discover their skill in feats of war
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    • In this nostalgia for community some would discover utopian impulses, others would decry imaginary fulfilments as ideological.

Derivativos

discoverability

sustantivo
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  • By being predictable, you can score some extra discoverability points.
  • The doctrine of fraudulent concealment is not a tool of statutory construction as is the doctrine of discoverability.
  • In effect, litigation privilege is the area of privacy left to a solicitor after the current demands of discoverability have been met.

discoverable

adjetivo
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  • Paradoxically, dogmatism is rooted in relativism more than in the belief that real truth is discoverable.
  • He explains why elected officials often eschew e-mail - it's too easily discoverable and quite often compromised.
  • It might contain an underlying message that overrides careful analysis discoverable only by the few who go through it with a fine-tooth comb.

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'make known'): from Old French descovrir, from late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + cooperire 'cover completely' (see cover).

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