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De*tect" (d&euptack_;*tĕkt"), a. [L. detectus, p. p. of detegere to uncover, detect; de + tegere to cover. See Tegument.] Detected. [Obs.] Fabyan.
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De*tect" (d&euptack_;*tĕkt"), 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.
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Plain good intention . . . is as easily discovered at the first view, as fraud is surely detected at last. Burke.
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Like following life through creatures you dissect,
You lose it in the moment you detect.
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2. To inform against; to accuse. [Obs.]
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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.