descry definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To capture sight of (anything hard to discern). See Synonyms at see1.
    • to learn by cautious observance or scrutiny; detect: descried a note of hope inside her words.
    • To spy completely or learn because of the attention, as items remote or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to uncover.
    • to find; to reveal; to reveal.
  • verb:
    • To see
    • to see carefully; to detect
    • catch sight of
  • noun:
    • Discovery or view, since an army seen at a distance.
    • Discovery; something found.
  • others:
    • To proclaim; announce; make understood.
    • To detect; see; find (anything concealed).
    • To spy out; explore; study by observation.
    • to find out by eyesight; get a sight of; write out by searching: as, the search descried land.

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