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find

(Adjudge), verb adjudicate, ascertain, award, confirm, decide, declare a verdict, decree, detect, determine, encounter, experience, hear of, hold, judge, learn, observe, perceive, pronounce, rule, sentence, settle, sit in judgment

find

(Determine), verb adjudge, adjudicate, announce a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion, arrive at a verdict, ascertain and declare, ascertain by judicial inquiry, come to a conclusion, compromise, conclude, decide a question of fact, decide upon, declare a verdict, deduce, deliver judgment, determine a controversy, determine after judicial inquiry, determine an issue, draw a conclusion, establish as facts, give an opinion, give judggent, hold, judge, make a decision, pass an opinion, pass judgment, pronounce as an official act, resolve, rule, set a question at rest, sit in judgment
Associated concepts: findings of fact

find

(Discover), verb acquire information about, apprehend, ascertain, attain by effort, bare, become acquainted with, become apprised of, become informed, bring into the open, catch a glimpse of, chance upon, cognoscere, come upon, create, decipher, decode, detect, discern, disclose, disentangle, disinter, divine, divulge, elicit, encounter, explore, expose, fathom, ferret out, figgre out, gather knowledge, get to the bottom of, glimpse, happen upon, hit upon, identify, invenire, invent, ken, know, learn, light upon, locate, make certain, meet with, notice, observe, obtain by search, perceive, realize, reveal, run across, solve, strike, stumble on, trace, uncloak, unconceal, uncover, understand, unearth, unfold, unlock, unmask, unravel, unscramble, unscreen, unshroud, unveil, verify

find

(Locate), verb achieve, attain, collect, descry, dig up, discover, disinter, espy, expose, furnish, gain, gather, provide the wherewithal, recover, repossess, resolve, retrieve, spot, supply, uncover, unearth
See also: acquisition, adjudge, adjudicate, ascertain, award, conclude, decide, decree, detect, determine, disinter, ferret, hold, invent, judge, locate, pass judgment, prize, procure, pronounce, rule, sentence

find

to determine an issue after judicial inquiry.
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Thank goodness, I can always find something funny to keep me up.
If one of them be a minute late, he will be docked an hour's pay, and if he be many minutes late, he will be apt to find his brass check turned to the wall, which will send him out to join the hungry mob that waits every morning at the gates of the packing houses, from six o'clock until nearly half-past eight.
We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world; and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea.
Truly I find small difficulty here, the matter being even a child's affair for simpleness.
Hard for me, too; it hurts me like a physical pain to see that free spirit of the air and the sunshine laboring and grieving over a book; and sometimes when I find her gazing far away towards the plain and the blue mountains with the longing in her eyes, I have to throw open the prison doors; I can't help it.
Our young saints, of both sexes, wear wings all the time - blazing red ones, and blue and green, and gold, and variegated, and rainbowed, and ring-streaked-and-striped ones - and nobody finds fault.
Set down that thing that you said was the most striking one that was foretold to you, and happened less than a year afterward, and give it to me so I can see if Dave finds it in your hand.
I says to myself, if he finds out I'm aboard this boat, he's got me like a rat in a trap.
There was the attempt at odd moments to make the bare little house less bare by bringing in out-of-doors, taking a leaf from Nature's book and noting how she conceals ugliness wherever she finds it.
There must be no halting; every one must be at his or her post; and woe betides them who hear not this morning summons to the field; for if they are not awakened by the sense of hearing, they are by the sense of feeling: no age nor sex finds any favor.
Weston is rather an easy, cheerfultempered man, than a man of strong feelings; he takes things as he finds them, and makes enjoyment of them somehow or other, depending, I suspect, much more upon what is called society for his comforts, that is, upon the power of eating and drinking, and playing whist with his neighbours five times a week, than upon family affection, or any thing that home affords.
The author, by a lucky accident, finds means to leave Blefuscu; and, after some difficulties, returns safe to his native country.