- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)v. t. uncover, reveal, disclose, manifest; find, espy, descry; detect, unearth; realize. See disclosure, vision, knowledge, learning.II(Roget's IV) v.Syn. find, find out, invent, learn, ascertain, detect, discern, descry, recognize, distinguish, determine, observe, contrive, explore, find out once and for all, hear of, hear about, open one's eyes, awake to, gain knowledge of, become aware of, become conscious of, bring to light, uncover, ferret out, root out, trace, elicit, unearth, look up, come on, happen on, run across, come across, light on, hit upon, stumble upon, strike upon, strike, fall upon, meet with, encounter, think of, come up with, perceive, glimpse, identify, devise, disinter, catch, spot, locate, notice, realize, create, make out, evolve, sense, feel, sight, smell, hear, see, spy, bring out, find a clue, catch a glimpse of, get wise to*, dig out*, dig up*, turn up*, sniff out*, nose out*, get wind of*, get one's hands on*, put one's hands on*, lay one's hands on*, put one's finger on*, run down*, track down*, smoke out*; see also find 1 , invent 1 , learn 2 .Ant. miss*, pass by, overlook.See Synonym Study at learn .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.find, uncover, discern, detect, learn, espy, unearth, notice, come across, realize, bring to light, spot, descry.ANT.: miss, overlook, pass overIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study: ascertain, determine, find (out), hear, learn. See TEACH. 2. Archaic. To make visible; bring to view: bare, disclose, display, expose, reveal, show, unclothe, uncover, unmask, unveil. Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain. See SHOW. 3. Archaic. To disclose in a breach of confidence: betray, blab, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, tell, uncover, unveil. Informal: spill. Idioms: let slip, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, tell all. See SHOW.
English dictionary for students. 2013.