Textual thesaurus for "find"

(noun) discovery, uncovering

the act of discovering something

(noun) breakthrough, discovery

a productive insight

(verb) find oneself

accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation

My son went to Berkeley to find himself

(verb) incur, get, obtain, receive

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

(verb) feel

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

(verb) discover

make a discovery

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

(verb) ascertain, find out, determine

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

(verb) rule

decide on and make a declaration about

find someone guilty

(verb) discover

make a discovery, make a new finding

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

(verb) see, witness

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

(verb) notice, observe, detect, discover

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

(verb) come up, get hold, line up

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

(verb) retrieve, recover, regain

get or find back; recover the use of

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

(verb) bump, chance, encounter, happen

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

(verb) regain

come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

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