Detected the manager in a lie.
An example of detect is for a guard to see a clue that something is wrong on a security camera.
An example of detect is to smell gas and suspect that there is a leak.
Detected a note of sarcasm in the remark.
To detect a flaw in an argument.
Origin of detect
- Middle English detecten from Latin dētegere dētēct- to uncover dē- de- tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition