c. 1300, "divulge, reveal, disclose," from Old French descovrir "uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray," from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). At first with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"); the meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered; discovering.
1. The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
2. Discover the delights and luxury of a private yacht.
3. He was stunned to discover cost overruns of at least $1 billion.
4. We happened to discover we had a friend in common.
5. The newly discover-ed notes are nothing more than Lang's personal journal.