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Detect
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Detect as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

30 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Detect', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Detect a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Detect as an answer itself some 62 times.

Detect is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Friday, 10 December 2021 with the answer being SPOT, but the most popular answer for this clue is SENSE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • 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"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

SEE
Date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"

4 Letters

ESPY
Catch sight of

FIND
Come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

SPOT
An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

5 Letters

SENSE
Sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

TRACE Howard
A drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

6 Letters

DESCRY
Catch sight of

LOCATE
Take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

NOTICE
The act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"

7 Letters

DISCERN
Detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

MAKEOUT
Comprehend; "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

OBSERVE
Watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

UNCOVER
Make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"

8 Letters

DISCOVER
Identify as in botany or biology, for example

PERCEIVE
To become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

9 Letters

ASCERTAIN
Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

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