Discover vs. Uncover

Discover vs. Uncover — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Discover and Uncover

Discoververb

To notice or learn, especially by making an effort

got home and discovered that the furnace wasn't working.

Uncoververb

To remove the cover from

uncovered the saucepan.

Discoververb

To be the first, or the first of one's group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe.

Uncoververb

To manifest or disclose; reveal

uncovered new evidence.

Discoververb

To learn about for the first time in one's experience

discovered a new restaurant on the west side.

Uncoververb

To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.

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Discoververb

To learn something about

discovered him to be an impostor.discovered the brake to be defective.

Uncoververb

To remove a cover.

Discoververb

To identify (a person) as a potentially prominent performer

a movie star who was discovered in a drugstore by a producer.

Uncoververb

To bare the head in respect or reverence.

Discoververb

(Archaic) To reveal or expose.

Uncoververb

To remove a cover from.

The model railway was uncovered.
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Discoververb

To find or learn something for the first time.

Turning the corner, I discovered a lovely little shop. I discovered that they sold widgets.

Uncoververb

To reveal the identity of.

The murderer has finally been uncovered.

Discoververb

To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.).

Uncoververb

To show openly; to disclose; to reveal.

Discoververb

To expose, uncover.

The gust of wind discovered a bone in the sand.

Uncoververb

To remove one's hat or cap as a mark of respect.

Discoververb

To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.

This move discovers an attack on a vital pawn.

Uncoververb

To expose (lines of formation of troops) successively by the wheeling to right or left of the lines in front.

Discoververb

To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.

I discovered my plans to the rest of the team.

Uncoververb

make visible;

Summer brings out bright clothesHe brings out the best in herThe newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings

Discoververb

To reconnoitre, explore (an area).

Uncoververb

remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body;

uncover your bellyThe man exposed himself in the subway

Discoververb

(obsolete) To manifest without design; to show; to exhibit.

Discoververb

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;

She detected high levels of lead in her drinking waterWe found traces of lead in the paint

Discoververb

make a discovery, make a new finding;

Roentgen discovered X-raysPhysicists believe they found a new elementary particle

Discoververb

get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;

I learned that she has two grown-up childrenI see that you have been promoted

Discoververb

make a discovery;

She found that he had lied to herThe story is false, so far as I can discover

Discoververb

find unexpectedly;

the archeologists chanced upon an old tombshe struck a goldmineThe hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Discoververb

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 soldThe actress won't reveal how old she isbring out the truthhe broke the news to her

Discoververb

see for the first time; make a discovery;

Who discovered the North Pole?

Discoververb

identify as in botany or biology, for example