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To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
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  1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
  2. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
  3. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
To get or recover (something lost)
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  1. To get or recover (something lost)
  2. To experience or feel:
  3. To furnish; supply:
(Idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or exploring.
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To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill:
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  1. To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill:
  2. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
  3. To become aware or informed of; find out:
(Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
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  1. (Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
  2. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
  3. To find out with certainty
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
To look for and discover; detect
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  1. To look for and discover; detect
  2. To see.
  3. To discover; to disclose; to reveal.
To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
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  1. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
  2. To think up; devise; scheme; plan
  3. To bring about, as by scheming; manage:
To experience or undergo:
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  1. To experience or undergo:
  2. To meet unexpectedly; come upon
  3. To meet with; face (difficulties, trouble, etc.)
To bring into view; uncover
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  1. To bring into view; uncover
  2. To reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
  3. To reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
To make known (something concealed or unknown):
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  1. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
  2. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  3. To cause to be seen; show:
To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
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  1. To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
  2. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
  3. (Archaic) To find; discover
(Biology) To exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate, for example).
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  1. (Biology) To exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate, for example).
  2. To show acquaintance with (a person) by greeting
  3. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge:
To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
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  1. To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
  2. To perceive or indicate differences; discriminate:
  3. To be an identifying characteristic of; make noticeable or different:
To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution:
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  1. To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution:
  2. To reach a decision; resolve:
  3. To find out exactly; calculate precisely; ascertain
To watch or be present without participating actively:
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  1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  2. To say or mention casually; remark
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To make a careful examination or search:
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  1. To make a careful examination or search:
  2. To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate
  3. To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
To become aware of (a subject, person) through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.
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  1. To become aware of (a subject, person) through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.
(Idiomatic) To expose or disclose something that was hidden or unknown.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To expose or disclose something that was hidden or unknown.
To make known; disclose; reveal
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  1. To make known; disclose; reveal
  2. To remove a cover or coverings
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
To discover something after searching.
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  1. To discover something after searching.
To discover or ascertain by investigating traces or vestiges of (something prehistoric, etc.)
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  1. To discover or ascertain by investigating traces or vestiges of (something prehistoric, etc.)
  2. To go along or follow (a path, for example):
  3. To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to the outline of (a given shape)
To draw forth; evoke
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  1. To draw forth; evoke
  2. To cause to be revealed
  3. To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example):
To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
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  1. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
  2. To bring to light as by searching; discover; disclose
  3. To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
(Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,"Ž up.
To find by chance,
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(Figuratively) To meet somebody by chance.
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  1. (Figuratively) To meet somebody by chance.
  2. (Figuratively) To discover or find something by accident.
To achieve (a balance, for example) by careful consideration.
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  1. To achieve (a balance, for example) by careful consideration.
  2. To refuse to continue to work until certain demands are met; go on strike
  3. To notice, find, or hit upon suddenly or unexpectedly
To create in one's mind; to originate an idea through thought.
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  1. To create in one's mind; to originate an idea through thought.
(Idiomatic) To invent, create, or think of.
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To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
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  1. To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
  2. To regard or consider; deem:
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To appear by glimpses.
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  1. To appear by glimpses.
  2. To look quickly; glance (at)
  3. To see or view briefly or incompletely.
To put oneself in another's place, so as to understand and share the other's thoughts, feelings, problems, etc.; sympathize or empathize (with)
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  1. To put oneself in another's place, so as to understand and share the other's thoughts, feelings, problems, etc.; sympathize or empathize (with)
  2. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature:
  3. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
(Obs.) To guess or imagine
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  1. (Obs.) To guess or imagine
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
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  1. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
  2. To remove from a grave, tomb, etc.; dig up; exhume
  3. To bring (something hidden) to light
To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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  1. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. (--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
To determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
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  1. To determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
  2. To become marked with spots:
  3. To pick out; detect; see; recognize
To show the position of
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  1. To show the position of
  2. To discover the position of after a search
  3. To find by searching, examining, or experimenting:
To regard; observe; pay attention to
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  1. To regard; observe; pay attention to
  2. To mention; refer to; comment on
  3. To take notice of; observe:
To understand fully; apprehend
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  1. To understand fully; apprehend
  2. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
  3. To bring into reality; make real:
To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
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  1. To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
  2. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
  3. To give rise to; produce:
To develop gradually by a process of growth and change
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  1. To develop gradually by a process of growth and change
  2. To set free or give off (gas, heat, etc.)
  3. To work (something) out; devise:
To grasp; understand:
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  1. To grasp; understand:
  2. To be or become aware of
  3. To become aware of; perceive:
To touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
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  1. To touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
  2. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds:
  3. To try to find something by touching; grope (for)
To adjust the sights of (a rifle, for example).
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  1. To adjust the sights of (a rifle, for example).
  2. To direct one's gaze; look carefully.
  3. To catch sight of; see
To test by the scent or odor; sniff
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  1. To test by the scent or odor; sniff
  2. To be or become aware of by means of the nose and the olfactory nerves; detect the scent or odor of
  3. To use the sense of smell; sniff
To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative:
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  1. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative:
  2. To have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds
  3. To be informed of; be told of; learn of
To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
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  1. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
  2. To get knowledge or an awareness of through the eyes; perceive visually; look at; view
  3. To find out or ascertain, often by moving:
To catch sight of; make out; perceive; see
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  1. To catch sight of; make out; perceive; see
  2. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
  3. To catch sight of; see:
(Idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth
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  1. (Idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth
(Idiomatic) to find, especially to find something that cannot be seen.
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  1. (Idiomatic) to find, especially to find something that cannot be seen.
To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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  1. To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
  2. To find something using ones sense of smell.
(Idiomatic) To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hear about; to learn of, especially with respect to facts intended to have been kept confidential or secret.
(Idiomatic) To identify, specify, name or pick out (usually negative)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To identify, specify, name or pick out (usually negative)
(Idiomatic) To hunt for or locate; to search for; to find.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hunt for or locate; to search for; to find.
(Idiomatic) to expose
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  1. (Idiomatic) to expose
  2. (Idiomatic) to drive out using smoke
(Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
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  1. (Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
  2. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
  3. To find out with certainty
To reach a decision; resolve:
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  1. To reach a decision; resolve:
  2. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  3. To find out exactly; calculate precisely; ascertain
To experience or feel:
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  1. To experience or feel:
  2. To get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn
  3. To furnish; supply:
To receive news or information; learn:
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  1. To receive news or information; learn:
  2. To have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds
  3. To be informed of; be told of; learn of
(Obsolete) To give information to.
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  1. (Obsolete) To give information to.
  2. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
  3. To become aware or informed of; find out:
To make bare; uncover or reveal:
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  1. To make bare; uncover or reveal:
  2. To expose:
  3. 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
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  1. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
  2. To show (images or information) on a screen.
  3. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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  1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  2. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
  3. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
To cause or allow to be seen; display:
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  1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
  2. (Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
  3. To enter (animals, flowers, etc.) in a competitive show
To strip of or as of clothes; uncover; divest
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  1. To strip of or as of clothes; uncover; divest
  2. To remove the clothing or cover from; strip.
To lay bare or open by removing a covering
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  1. To lay bare or open by removing a covering
  2. To remove a cover or coverings
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
To take off a mask or disguise
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  1. To take off a mask or disguise
  2. (Intransitive) To remove one's mask.
  3. To appear in true character
To take off a veil or covering; reveal oneself
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  1. To take off a veil or covering; reveal oneself
  2. To reveal oneself.
  3. (Intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
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  1. To help the enemy of (one's country, cause, etc.); be a traitor to
  2. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
  3. To break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of
To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
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  1. To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
  2. To give away (a secret) in idle chatter
  3. (Intransitive) To tell tales; to gossip without reserve or discretion.
(Archaic) To proclaim publicly.
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  1. (Archaic) To proclaim publicly.
  2. To make known (something private or secret).
To make known (something discreditable).
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  1. To make known (something discreditable).
  2. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
  3. To lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected
  1. To release.
  2. (Of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
  3. To disclose.
To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
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  1. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  2. To cause to be seen; show:
  3. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
To give a detailed account of; narrate:
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  1. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  2. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
  3. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
To remove a cover or coverings
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  1. To remove a cover or coverings
  2. To make known; disclose; reveal
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
(Intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
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  1. (Intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
  2. To take off a veil or covering; reveal oneself
  3. To reveal oneself.
(Informal) To disclose (something previously unknown); divulge:
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  1. (Informal) To disclose (something previously unknown); divulge:
  2. (Informal) To let (something secret) become known; divulge
  3. (Obs.) To kill
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