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find

 
 
pronunciation:
faInd
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
find out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: finds, finding, found
definition 1: to come upon or meet by accident.
I found some money in my pocket.
synonyms:
bump into, come across, encounter, happen upon, run across
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
hit, meet, stumble upon
definition 2: to come upon after losing or searching for.
Alex found a lost watch under the sink.
synonyms:
locate, recover
antonyms:
lose, mislay, misplace
similar words:
recuperate, regain, retrieve, trace
definition 3: to discover.
The explorers found a pass through the mountains.
synonyms:
discover
similar words:
come across, detect, hit upon, locate, search out, spot, stumble upon, uncover, unearth
definition 4: to consider or regard.
She found the poem hard to understand.
synonyms:
consider
similar words:
believe, judge, perceive, regard
definition 5: to come to a decision in a court of law.
The man was found guilty by the jury.
synonyms:
rule
similar words:
decree, determine, judge, pronounce
phrase: find out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something pleasant, valuable, or rare that is discovered.
That colorful shell from the beach is quite a find!
similar words:
bargain, catch, discovery
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