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British pronunciation/fˈa‌ɪnd/
American pronunciation/ˈfaɪnd/
to find
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to discover something or someone that we had lost, after searching for it or them

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1.1

to discover or notice someone or something in a particular situation, especially unexpectedly

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They found the garden overrun with weeds after a week of rain.
They found themselves caught in the middle of a sudden rainstorm.
He woke up and found himself in a room full of strangers.
She turned around to find a stranger standing behind her.
She came back from the gym and found the dog waiting at the door.
1.2

to randomly discover someone or something, particularly in a way that is surprising or unexpected

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A hiker found a lost child in the woods.
A hidden room was found in an old mansion during renovations.
She found a rare book at a garage sale.
We found a beautiful view on a hike we randomly went on.
Look what I've found under the couch!
1.3

to obtain something successfully, particularly something necessary

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We found a babysitter for the evening.
Can you find a suitable book for me at the library?
Can you find me a comfortable chair for the meeting?
We keep meaning to try a new restaurant, but never seem to find the time.
How are we going to find the money to pay for the medical bills?
1.4

to make an effort to evoke a specified quality, particularly courage, in oneself

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She had to find the strength to overcome her fears.
He had to find the courage to speak up in front of the audience.
He found the motivation to push through the tough times.
We found the confidence to trust our instincts and take the risk.
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used to describe something that exists, grows, etc.

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2.1

to have a particular opinion or feeling about something that makes one regard it in a specified way

2.2

to discover that something is true only after trying, testing, searching, or after gaining proper experience

2.3

(of a law court) to make an official decision

2.4

to manage to discover someone or something by the means of search, study, or careful thinking

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(of things) to successfully reach someone or something

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the act of discovering something

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a productive insight

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They found their lost dog in the neighbor's yard.
Did you find the remote control for the television?
She says that she can't find her phone anywhere, but I don't believe her.
We found the book we were looking for on the top shelf.
He looked for his missing phone, but it was nowhere to be found.
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