Detect De*tect" (d[-e]*t[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detecting}.] 1. To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account. [1913 Webster]

Plain good intention . . . is as easily discovered at the first view, as fraud is surely detected at last. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Like following life through creatures you dissect, You lose it in the moment you detect. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To inform against; to accuse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was untruly judged to have preached such articles as he was detected of. --Sir T. More.

Syn: To discover; find out; lay bare; expose.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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