Descry

Pronunciation: [ dih-skrahy ]


Definition: verb

to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy

Origin: Middle English; French


Etymology: Old French descrier ‘publish, proclaim’, perhaps confused with obsolete descry ‘describe’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • spot

  • notice

  • catch sight of

  • see

  • make out

  • glimpse

Antonyms:

  • miss

  • neglect

  • overlook

  • be blind

Example:

She squinted her eyes to descry the street sign in the pouring rain.

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