Descry is defined as to discover or detect something.
An example of descry is to find a fossil.
An example of descry is to see a friendly face in the crowd.
An example of descry is to pick out a secret code in a message.
To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect.
Descried a message of hope in her words.
To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
To look for and discover; detect.
To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
To discover; to disclose; to reveal.