detect, observe, find, discover, notice(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"
to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing
Origin: From detectus, perfect passive participle of detegere, from de- + tegere; see tegument, tile, thatch
to uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account
to inform against; to accuse
Origin: [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See Tegument.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-tekt′, v.t. (lit.) to uncover—hence to discover: to find out.—adjs. Detect′able, Detect′ible.—ns. Detect′er, -or, one who detects: an apparatus for detecting something, as a detector-lock, which shows if it has been tampered with; Detec′tion, discovery of something hidden: state of being found out.—adj. Detect′ive, employed in detecting.—n. a policeman employed in the investigation of special cases of crime, or in watching special classes of wrong-doers, usually not in uniform.—Private detective, one employed by a private person to gain information, or to watch his interests. [L. detectum, detegĕre—de, neg., and tegĕre, tectum, to cover.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'detect' in Verbs Frequency: #526
The numerical value of detect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of detect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of detect in a Sentence
People should be able to detect when someone is contagious.
This is important because the earlier you detect this disease.
If we don't detect it in time, they will continue spreading the disease.
It's a lot easier than it is to detect other types of institutional flow.
The baby has a very sensitive palette so they can detect those small changes.
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- откривам, намирамBulgarian
- detectarCatalan, Valencian
- odhalit, objevit, najítCzech
- havaita, huomataFinnish
- déceler, détecterFrench
- des-vel-izar, des-kovrarIdo
- 見付ける, 検出するJapanese
- 찾다, 탐지하다, 수색하다Korean
- wykryć, wykrywaćPolish
- выявлять, выявить, обнаружить, обнаруживатьRussian
- phát hiệnVietnamese
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