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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Old French descrier ‘publish, proclaim’, perhaps confused with obsolete descry ‘describe’
spotnoticecatch sight ofseemake outglimpse
verbto see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy
verbShe squinted her eyes to descry the street sign in the pouring rain.
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