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Definition 1: the act of discovering something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of find ) the discovery and description of the course of development of something

"the tracing of genealogies"

(... is a kind of find ) the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

(... is a kind of find ) discovering your own individuality

(... is a kind of find ) making an important discovery

(... is a kind of find ) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

(... is a kind of find ) the act of discovering again

Definition 2: a productive insight - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

Definition 3: receive a specified treatment (abstract) - [verb of change]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of find ) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

"take a pulse" "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 4: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation - [verb of change]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My son went to Berkeley to find himself

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

Definition 5: make a discovery - [verb of cognition]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She found that he had lied to her
  • The story is false, so far as I can discover

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of find ) bring to light

"He raked up the misdeeds of his predecessor"

(... is a kind of find ) search and discover through persistent investigation

"She ferreted out the truth"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

Definition 6: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds - [verb of cognition]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I feel that he doesn't like me
  • I find him to be obnoxious
  • I found the movie rather entertaining

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) decide on and make a declaration about

"find someone guilty"

Definition 7: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study - [verb of communication]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • find the product of two numbers
  • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of find ) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

"gauge the wine barrels"

(... is a kind of find ) determine the quantity of someone's share

(... is a kind of find ) determine the number or amount of

"Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

(... is a kind of find ) determine the refracting power of (a lens)

(... is a kind of find ) 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"

(... is a kind of find ) determine the order of constituents in

"They sequenced the human genome"

(... is a kind of find ) fix, find, or establish again

"the physicists redetermined Planck's constant"

(... is a kind of find ) math: determine the length of

"rectify a curve"

(... is a kind of find ) determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

(find has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 8: decide on and make a declaration about - [verb of communication]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • find someone guilty

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 9: make a discovery, make a new finding - [verb of creation]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Roentgen discovered X-rays
  • Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) have the idea for

"He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients" "This library was well conceived"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery

"She found that he had lied to her" "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: succeed in reaching; arrive at - [verb of motion]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The arrow found its mark

(find is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Definition 11: perceive or be contemporaneous with - [verb of perception]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of find ) become aware of

"he caught her staring out the window"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 12: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of - [verb of perception]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
  • We found traces of lead in the paint

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

"he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

(... is a kind of find ) 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"

(... is a kind of find ) detect some circumstance or entity automatically

"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room" "particle detectors sense ionization"

(... is a kind of find ) find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)

"The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"

(... is a kind of find ) discover traces of

"She traced the circumstances of her birth"

(... is a kind of find ) observe as if with an eye

"The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

Definition 13: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place - [verb of perception]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I found myself in a difficult situation
  • When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room

(find is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 14: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost - [verb of possession]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you find your glasses?
  • I cannot find my gloves!

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of find ) find by testing or cautious exploration

"He felt his way around the dark room"

(... is a kind of find ) discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

"Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?" "My search turned up nothing"

(... is a kind of find ) find unexpectedly

"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb" "she struck a goldmine" "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

(... is a kind of find ) get or find by searching

"What did you rout out in the library?"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) get or find back; recover the use of

"She regained control of herself" "She found her voice and replied quickly"

Definition 15: get something or somebody for a specific purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 16: come upon, as if by accident; meet with - [verb of possession]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

Definition 17: obtain through effort or management - [verb of possession]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents
  • We found the money to send our sons to college

(find is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(find has a similar meaning as ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

Definition 18: get or find back; recover the use of - [verb of possession]

Samples where find or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She regained control of herself
  • She found her voice and replied quickly

Synonyms for find in the sense of this definition

(find is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of find ) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

(find has a similar meaning as ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

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