discover - 1) a: to make known or visable b: display 2) to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time; find, to make a discovery.
syn ~ ascertain, determine, unearth, learn: discover presupposes exploration, investigation, or chance encounter and always implies the previous existene of what becomes known; ascertain implies effort to find the facts or the truth proceeding from awareness of ignorance or uncertainty; determine emphaszies the intent to establish the facts definitely or precisely; unearth implies bringing to light something forgotten or hidden; learn may imply acquring knowledge with little effort or conscious intention (as simply being told); it may imply study and practice, but usually does not stress active search.
The word discover goes back to Latin dis- and cooperire, meaning 'to remove the covering; completely uncover.' By 1553, it was used to mean 'seeing or gaining knowledge of something previously unknown' and 'finding out; bringing to light.' You discover ('uncover') something that is already there, something that has existed but is generally unknown - but you invent something that has never existed before.
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Jill's Favorite Food Quotes
"Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life." ~ Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
"I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate." ~ Julia Child
"There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't and that's a wife who can't cook and will." ~ Robert Frost (1847-1963)
"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." ~ Jane Austen.
"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart." ~ Erma Bombeck
"The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry." ~ Antonin Carême (Marie-Antoine Carême) (1783-1833)
"The kitchen is a country in which there are always discoveries to be made." ~ by Grimod de la Reyniere, 1758-1838
"The pleasant hours of our lives are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table." ~ by Charles Pierre Monselet