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Pronunciation: /dekuvʀiʀ/

Translation of découvrir in English:

verbe transitif

  • 7 (priver de protection)
    to leave [something] exposed (frontière, ligne de défense, pièce d'échec)

also: se découvrir verbe pronominal

  • 1 (enlever son chapeau)
    to take one's hat off
  • 2 (trouver en soi) se découvrir avec l'âge
    to become more self-aware as one grows older
    elle s'est découvert un talent/une passion
    she found she had a talent/a passion
  • 3 (s'exposer)
    to leave oneself exposed
    to leave oneself open
  • 4 (perdre ses couvertures)
    to throw off one's bedclothes
  • 6 [littéraire] (se confier)se découvrir à quelqu'un
    to confide in somebody
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