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US [dɪˈskʌvər]
UK [dɪˈskʌvə(r)]
  • v.找到;查明;(第一个)发现;了解到
  • Web发觉;探索;发现卡
Simple Present:discovers  Present Participle:discovering  Past Tense:discovered  
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v.
1.
~ sth
(第一个)发现to be the first person to become aware that a particular place or thing exists
Cook is credited with discovering Hawaii.
人们把发现夏威夷的功劳归于库克。
Scientists around the world are working to discover a cure for AIDS.
全世界的科学家都在努力寻找治疗艾滋病的方法。
2.
(出乎意料地)发现,找到,发觉to find sb/sth that was hidden or that you did not expect to find
Police discovered a large stash of drugs while searching the house.
警方搜查这栋房子时发现里面藏着一大批毒品。
We discovered this beach while we were sailing around the island.
我们在围绕这个海岛航行时发现了这个海滩。
He was discovered hiding in a shed.
人们发现他原来藏在棚屋里。
She was discovered dead at her home in Leeds.
人们发现她死在利兹的家里。
3.
了解到;认识到;查明to find out about sth; to find some information about sth
I've just discovered hang-gliding!
我刚知道有悬挂式滑翔运动!
It was a shock to discover (that) he couldn't read.
得知他不识字真令人震惊。
We never did discover why she gave up her job.
我们一直弄不清楚她为什么辞职。
It was later discovered that the diaries were a fraud.
后来查明这些日记完全是伪造的。
He was later discovered to be seriously ill.
后来才了解到他患了重病。
4.
[oftpass]
~ sb
发现(人才)to be the first person to realize that sb is very good at singing, acting, etc. and help them to become successful and famous
The singer was discovered while still at school.
这个歌唱家在上学的时候就受到赏识了。

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