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de·tect

detect

 
 
pronunciation:
dih tekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: detects, detecting, detected
definition: to discover or notice.
I detected anger in her voice.I detected the smell of smoke and discovered the pie was burning.
synonyms:
discover, find, perceive, reveal, uncover
similar words:
ascertain, observe, sense, smell
derivation: detectable (detectible) (adj.)
Word Builder: detect +
  • detector:
    a machine that detects something.
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The word detect contains the following part:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-