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Synonyms of detect in English:


  • 1 because of the extractor fans, no one had detected the smell of diesel
    notice, become aware of, perceive, note, discern, make out, observe, spot, become conscious of, recognize, distinguish, mark, remark, identify, diagnose;
    British informal clock
    literary behold, descry, espy
  • 2 the directors are responsible for preventing and detecting fraud
    discover, uncover, find, find out, turn up, unearth, dig up, dredge up, root out, hunt out, nose out, ferret out, expose, reveal, bring to light, bring into the open;
  • 3 police are still hoping to detect this crime
    solve, clear up, get to the bottom of, find the perpetrator of, find the person behind
    informal figure out, crack
  • 4 hackers can make huge sums of money before being detected
    catch, hunt down, find, expose, reveal, unmask, smoke out, ferret out, track down, apprehend, arrest
    informal nail
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