Discover

Definition of Discover

Dis`cov´er
v. t.1.To uncover.
[imp. & p. p. Discovered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discovering.]
Whether any man hath pulled down or discovered any church.
- Abp. Grindal.
2.To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).
Go, draw aside the curtains, and discover
The several caskets to this noble prince.
- Shak.
Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
- Bacon.
We will discover ourselves unto them.
- 1 Sam. xiv. 8.
Discover not a secret to another.
- Prov. xxv. 9.
3.To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.
Some to discover islands far away.
- Shak.
4.To manifest without design; to show.
The youth discovered a taste for sculpture.
- C. J. Smith.
5.To explore; to examine.
v. i.1.To discover or show one's self.
This done, they discover.
- Decker.
Nor was this the first time that they discovered to be followers of this world.
- Milton.

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