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Definition of find
- Find n
- A productive insight [syn: {discovery}, {breakthrough}]
- The act of discovering something [syn: {discovery}, {uncovering}] v
- Come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day" [syn: {happen}, {chance}, {bump}, {encounter}]
- 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" [syn: {detect}, {observe}, {discover}, {notice}]
- Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!" [syn: {regain}] [ant: {lose}]
- 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" [syn: {determine}, {find out}, {ascertain}]
- Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining" [syn: {feel}]
- Perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: {witness}, {see}]
- Get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter" [syn: {line up}, {get hold}, {come up}]
- Make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle" [syn: {discover}]
- Make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover" [syn: {discover}]
- Obtain through effort or management; "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"
- Decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty" [syn: {rule}]
- Receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" [syn: {receive}, {get}, {obtain}, {incur}]
- Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
- Get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" [syn: {recover}, {retrieve}, {regain}]
- Succeed in reaching; arrive at; "The arrrow found its mark"
- Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; "My son went to Berkeley to find himself" [syn: {find oneself}] [also: {found}]
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