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English verb: detect

1. detect (perception) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of


SamplesShe detected high levels of lead in her drinking water.
We found traces of lead in the paint.


Synonymsdiscover, find, notice, observe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)sight, spy


Narrower (hyponym)catch out, find out, instantiate, see, sense, trace


Verb groupdiscover, find









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