discover
verb.
discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water|We found traces of lead in the paint
verb.
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
I learned that she has two grown-up children|I see that you have been promoted
verb.
make a discovery, make a new finding
Roentgen discovered X-rays|Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
Synonym: find
verb.
make a discovery
She found that he had lied to her|The story is false, so far as I can discover
Synonym: find
verb.
find unexpectedly
the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb|she struck a goldmine|The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
verb.
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|The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
verb.
see for the first time; make a discovery
Who discovered the North Pole?
verb.
identify as in botany or biology, for example