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pronunciation:
faInd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
find oneself, find out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: finds, finding, found
definition 1: to encounter, come upon, or meet, esp. unexpectedly.
We found him wandering alone.
synonyms:
bump into, come across, encounter, happen upon, run across
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
hit, meet, stumble upon
definition 2: to come upon or recover after losing or searching for.
I found the lost watch.
synonyms:
locate, recover
antonyms:
lose, mislay, misplace
similar words:
recoup, recuperate, regain, retrieve, trace
definition 3: to discover.
The explorers found a new land.
synonyms:
discover
similar words:
come across, descry, detect, hit upon, locate, search out, spot, stumble upon, uncover, unearth
definition 4: to perceive as or regard.
She found him difficult to understand.
synonyms:
consider
similar words:
believe, deem, judge, perceive, regard
definition 5: to give or provide.
Find a place for them at the table.
synonyms:
furnish, provide
similar words:
give, outfit, supply
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in law, to decide after judicial deliberations.
The jury found in favor of the defendant.
synonyms:
decide, rule
similar words:
adjudicate, decree, determine, judge, pronounce
phrase: find oneself
phrase: find out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of finding.
synonyms:
discovery
similar words:
location, recoup, recovery, retrieval
definition 2: something found, esp. something rare, valuable, or pleasing.
similar words:
acquisition, bargain, catch, discovery
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