Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

discover

discover
Meaning(s)
1) find or learn something
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    • discover truth/secret/talent
  • Analysis
    ‘To discover’ as a verb has a number of meanings. It can mean to find something unexpectedly. “The man discovered a rare artefact on his land.” If you find out a fact or become aware of something you can use ‘discover’. “He was unable to find out the truth about his wife’s spending.” Someone who finds or observes something for the first time ‘discovers’ it. “He discovered a powerful antidote to the poison.” “A new planet was discovered in the milky-way.” You can also ‘discover’ someone who has a talent. 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The search was called off when the body of the missing man was discovered.
    2. One of the reasons an employer performs due diligence before hiring someone is to discover whether they have a criminal record.
    3. In the movie, the pirates go off in search of an undiscovered island where they intend to bury their treasure.
    4. The best thing about the singing competition is that it is a great way to discover new talent.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We should expand our reach to the Eastern markets and discover new opportunities for investment.
    2. Using a recruiter is a way of discovering potential employees, we might not be able to reach through traditional means.
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