discover / dɪˈskʌv ər /
verb (used with object)
to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown):
to discover America; to discover electricity.
to notice or realize:
I discovered I didn’t have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.