usage: make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
4. discover, find, learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
usage: make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
5. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover, find, regain
usage: find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
6. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, tell
usage: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
usage: see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
usage: identify as in botany or biology, for example
usage: discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena"