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find

 (fīnd)
v. found (found), find·ing, finds
v.tr.
1. To come upon, often by accident; meet with: found a dime on the floor.
2. To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort: finally found the leak in the pipe.
3. To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study: found a solution; find the product of two numbers; found that it didn't really matter.
4.
a. To perceive to be, after experience or consideration: found the gadget surprisingly useful; found the book entertaining.
b. To experience or feel: found comfort in her smile.
5. To recover (something lost): found her keys.
6. To recover the use of; regain: found my voice and replied.
7. To succeed in reaching; arrive at: The dart found its mark.
8. To obtain or acquire by effort: found the money by economizing.
9. To decide on and make a declaration about: The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.
10. To furnish; supply: We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.
11.
a. To bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.
b. To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition: found herself at home that night; found himself drawn to the stranger.
v.intr.
To come to a legal decision or verdict: The jury found for the defendant.
n.
1. The act of finding.
2. Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery: The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.
Phrasal Verb:
find out
1. To ascertain (something), as through examination or inquiry: I found out the phone number by looking it up. If you're not sure, find out.
2. To detect the true nature or character of; expose: Liars risk being found out.
3. To detect and apprehend; catch: Most embezzlers are found out in the end.

[Middle English finden, from Old English findan; see pent- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

find′a·ble adj.

find out

vb (adverb)
1. to gain knowledge of (something); learn: he found out what he wanted.
2. to detect the crime, deception, etc, of (someone)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.find out - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
gauge - determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
translate - determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
rectify - math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
redetermine - fix, find, or establish again; "the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"
sequence - determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"
ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
refract - determine the refracting power of (a lens)
count, numerate, enumerate, number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
discover, find - make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
admeasure - determine the quantity of someone's share
situate, locate - determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"
2.find out - get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
get the goods - discover some bad or hidden information about; "She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"
wise up - get wise to; "They wised up to it"
trip up, catch - detect a blunder or misstep; "The reporter tripped up the senator"
ascertain - learn or discover with certainty
discover, find - make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
witness, see, find - perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"
3.find out - find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - 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"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
test - determine the presence or properties of (a substance)
4.find out - trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
detect, discover, notice, observe, find - 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"

find

verb
1. To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
2. To look for and discover:
3. To obtain knowledge or awareness of something not known before, as through observation or study.Also used with out:
noun
Something that has been discovered:
Translations
يَكْتَشِفيَكْتَشِفُ
zjistitpřistihnoutvypátrat
finde ud afafsløre
saada selvilleselvittää
saznati
finna út, komast aîfletta ofan af e-m, koma upp um
発見する
(…)을 알아내다
komma på
ค้นพบ
tìm ra

w>find out

vt sep
answer, sb’s secretherausfinden
(= discover the misdeeds etc of) personerwischen; (= come to know about)auf die Schliche kommen (+dat) (inf); his wife has found him outseine Frau ist dahintergekommen; don’t get found outlass dich nicht erwischen; you’ve been found outdu bist entdeckt or ertappt (inf); your sins will find you out (liter)die Sonne bringt es an den Tag (prov)
vi
es herausfinden; (= discover misdeeds, dishonesty etc also)dahinterkommen; where is it? — find out for yourself!wo ist es? — sieh doch selbst nach!
to find out about somebody/something (= discover existence of)jdn/etw entdecken; to help children find out about other countriesKindern dabei helfen, etwas über andere Länder herauszufinden

find

(faind) verbpast tense, past participle found (faund)
1. to come upon or meet with accidentally or after searching. Look what I've found!
2. to discover. I found that I couldn't do the work.
3. to consider; to think (something) to be. I found the British weather very cold.
noun
something found, especially something of value or interest. That old book is quite a find!
find one's feet
to become able to cope with a new situation. She found the new job difficult at first but she soon found her feet.
find out
1. to discover. I found out what was troubling her.
2. to discover the truth (about someone), usually that he has done wrong. He had been stealing for years, but eventually they found him out.

find out

يَكْتَشِفُ zjistit finde ud af herausfinden ανακαλύπτω averiguar saada selville découvrir saznati scoprire 発見する (…)을 알아내다 uitvinden finne ut dowiedzieć się descobrir выяснять komma på ค้นพบ bulmak tìm ra 发现
References in classic literature ?
The Knight of the Rueful Countenance was still very anxious to find out who the owner of the valise could be, conjecturing from the sonnet and letter, from the money in gold, and from the fineness of the shirts, that he must be some lover of distinction whom the scorn and cruelty of his lady had driven to some desperate course; but as in that uninhabited and rugged spot there was no one to be seen of whom he could inquire, he saw nothing else for it but to push on, taking whatever road Rocinante chose- which was where he could make his way- firmly persuaded that among these wilds he could not fail to meet some rare adventure.
This inscription would enable anyone who was wise enough to interpret it to find out how the Dragon could be destroyed.
These words caused great consternation among all the ship's company, and only too soon we were to find out that the captain spoke truly.