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Spell Check of discover

Correct spelling: discover

Definition of discover:

  1. To disclose; to reveal; to descry, specially first; to find out, specially first; to detect.

Common misspellings for discover:

descuver, discorved.


Google Ngram Viewer results for discover:

This graph shows how "discover" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for discover:

  1. Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN. –  by
  2. " As I told you last night," she said, " I think it's your duty, if there's a chance that you care for Cassandra, to discover what your feeling is for her now. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  3. She had only listened to discover whether it was some one she knew who had called; but these few words of her mother's made her heart jump. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black