[v] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
[v] identify as in botany or biology, for example
[v] make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
[v] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"
[v] make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
[v] see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
[v] discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
[v] find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
attain, break, bring out, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, describe, detect, disclose, distinguish, divulge, expose, fall upon, find, find, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, give away, happen upon, hear, identify, impart, key, key o