|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties|
|Division (I) Formation of Ideas|
| Section V. Results of Reasoning|
|480a. [Result of Search or Inquiry.] Discovery.|
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|NOUN:||DISCOVERY, detection, disenchantment; ascertainment, disclosure, find, revelation.|
TROVER [See Acquisition].
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|VERB:||DISCOVER, find, determine, evolve; fix upon; find -, trace -, make -, hunt -, fish -, worm -, ferret -, dig -, root- out; fathom; bring out, draw out; educe, elicit, bring to light; dig up, grub up, fish up; unearth, disinter.|
SOLVE, resolve; unriddle, unravel, ravel, ravel out, unlock; pick -, open- the lock; find a clew or clue to; interpret [See Interpretation]; disclose [See Disclosure].
TRACE, get at; hit it, have it; lay ones -finger, - hands- upon; spot [colloq.], see through a millstone [colloq.]; get -, arrive- at the -truth [See Truth]; put the saddle on the right horse, hit the right nail on the head.
SCENT, be near the truth, be warm [colloq.], burn [colloq.]; smoke, sniff, smell out, smell a rat [colloq.].
SEE THROUGH, see daylight, see in its true colors, see the cloven foot; open the eyes to; detect; catch, catch tripping.
MEET WITH; pitch -, fall -, light -, hit -, stumble -, pop- upon; come across; fall in with.
RECOGNIZE, realize, verify, make certain of, identify.
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|INTERJECTION:||eureka! I have it! at last!|