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    find - Dictionary definition and meaning for word find

    Definition
    (noun) a productive insight
    Synonyms : breakthrough , discovery
    Definition
    (noun) the act of discovering something
    Synonyms : discovery , uncovering
    Definition
    (verb) come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    Synonyms : bump , chance , encounter , happen
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    Synonyms : detect , discover , notice , observe
    Example Sentence
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
    Definition
    (verb) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    Synonyms : regain
    Example Sentence
    • Did you find your glasses?
    • I cannot find my gloves!
    Definition
    (verb) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    Synonyms : ascertain , determine , find out
    Example Sentence
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
    Definition
    (verb) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
    Synonyms : feel
    Example Sentence
    • I feel that he doesn't like me
    • I find him to be obnoxious
    • I found the movie rather entertaining
    Definition
    (verb) perceive or be contemporaneous with
    Synonyms : see , witness
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    Synonyms : come up , get hold , line up
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make a discovery, make a new finding
    Synonyms : discover
    Example Sentence
    • Roentgen discovered X-rays
    • Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
    Definition
    (verb) make a discovery
    Synonyms : discover
    Example Sentence
    • She found that he had lied to her
    • The story is false, so far as I can discover
    Definition
    (verb) obtain through effort or management
    Example Sentence
    • She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents
    • We found the money to send our sons to college
    Definition
    (verb) decide on and make a declaration about
    Synonyms : rule
    Example Sentence
    • find someone guilty
    Definition
    (verb) receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    Synonyms : get , incur , obtain , receive
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
    Example Sentence
    • I found myself in a difficult situation
    • When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room
    Definition
    (verb) get or find back; recover the use of
    Synonyms : recover , regain , retrieve
    Example Sentence
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
    Definition
    (verb) succeed in reaching; arrive at
    Example Sentence
    • The arrow found its mark
    Definition
    (verb) accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
    Synonyms : find oneself
    Example Sentence
    • My son went to Berkeley to find himself
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