- to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity.
- to notice or realize: I discovered I didn't have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
- Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.
Origin of discover
Related Words for rediscoverregain, restore, retrieve, rescue, resume, repair, recoup, salvage, reclaim, retake, recruit, repossess, redeem, compensate, offset, balance, recapture, rediscover, reoccupy, reacquire
Examples from the Web for rediscover
Contemporary Examples of rediscover
Freedom will seep into the bedrock as we rediscover our backbone.Market Leninism vs. the West
March 30, 2014
And lucky for him, and for all of us, America was finally ready to rediscover its spirit.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon
March 29, 2014
But he might just give America the excuse it needs to rediscover the kind of “opinion journalism” that can.Why the Washington Post Switched Bloggers
January 25, 2014
But together, we can rediscover a purpose without surrendering American politics to the Fates.Dear Frank Luntz: Here’s How to Be Happy Again
January 8, 2014
After leaving Gap in 2011, Robinson took nearly a two-year hiatus from the industry to rediscover his passion for design.Patrick Robinson Looks to the Future With New Line Paskho and a Lead Job at Armani Exchange
Misty White Sidell
March 22, 2013
Historical Examples of rediscover
He had been gone from her for so long, she wanted to rediscover him, his position, what he was now.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
You rediscover an old truth, that we are all sinners—God forgive us.The Exiles of Faloo
We are attempting to rediscover it through our common sense.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
When I draw the body of a woman I rediscover the form of the beautiful Greek vases.Rodin: The Man and his Art
Efforts to rediscover Monterey assumed the nature of crusades.
- to discover (something) againrediscover the joys of life
- to be the first to find or find out aboutFleming discovered penicillin
- to learn about or encounter for the first time; realizeshe discovered the pleasures of wine
- to find after study or searchI discovered a leak in the tank
- to reveal or make known
c.1300, "divulge, reveal, disclose," from Old French descovrir "uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray," from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). At first with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"); the meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered; discovering.