descry
[ dih-skrahy ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Old French descrier ‘publish, proclaim’, perhaps confused with obsolete descry ‘describe’
Synonyms
  • spot
  • notice
  • catch sight of
  • see
  • make out
  • glimpse
Antonyms
  • miss
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • be blind
Definition
to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy
Example
She squinted her eyes to descry the street sign in the pouring rain.
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