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lanius lucovicianus

Meaning: FIND

1(n)a productive insight
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Synonym: breakthrough, discovery,
2(n)the act of discovering something
Type: 'noun.act'
Synonym: discovery, uncovering,
1(v)come upon, as if by accident; meet with
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'We find this idea in Plato'
Usage: 'I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here'
Usage: 'She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day'
Synonym: bump, chance, encounter, happen,
2(v)discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
Type: 'verb.perception'
Usage: 'She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water'
Usage: 'We found traces of lead in the paint'
Synonym: detect, discover, notice, observe,
3(v)come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'Did you find your glasses?'
Usage: 'I cannot find my gloves!'
Synonym: regain,
4(v)establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'find the product of two numbers'
Usage: 'The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize'
Synonym: ascertain, determine, find out,
5(v)come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'I feel that he doesn't like me'
Usage: 'I find him to be obnoxious'
Usage: 'I found the movie rather entertaining'
Synonym: feel,
6(v)perceive or be contemporaneous with
Type: 'verb.perception'
Usage: 'We found Republicans winning the offices'
Usage: 'You'll see a lot of cheating in this school'
Usage: 'The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions'
Usage: 'I want to see results'
Synonym: see, witness,
7(v)get something or somebody for a specific purpose
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener'
Usage: 'I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing'
Usage: 'The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter'
Synonym: come up, get hold, line up,
8(v)make a discovery, make a new finding
Type: 'verb.creation'
Usage: 'Roentgen discovered X-rays'
Usage: 'Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle'
Synonym: discover,
9(v)make a discovery
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'She found that he had lied to her'
Usage: 'The story is false, so far as I can discover'
Synonym: discover,
10(v)obtain through effort or management
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents'
Usage: 'We found the money to send our sons to college'
11(v)decide on and make a declaration about
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'find someone guilty'
Synonym: rule,
12(v)receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation'
Usage: 'His movie received a good review'
Usage: 'I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions'
Synonym: get, incur, obtain, receive,
13(v)perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
Type: 'verb.perception'
Usage: 'I found myself in a difficult situation'
Usage: 'When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room'
14(v)get or find back; recover the use of
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'She regained control of herself'
Usage: 'She found her voice and replied quickly'
Synonym: recover, regain, retrieve,
15(v)succeed in reaching; arrive at
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'The arrow found its mark'
16(v)accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
Type: 'verb.change'
Usage: 'My son went to Berkeley to find himself'
Synonym: find oneself,

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