English Synonyms and Antonyms
Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.
See synonyms for HIDE.
determine, find, find out, ascertainverb
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"
influence, detect, recover, settle, ensure, square up, find oneself, hear, shape, get, get hold, fix, find, retrieve, get word, square off, rule, notice, regulate, determine, see, get wind, come up, define, specify, line up, assure, control, encounter, happen, watch, receive, feel, incur, mold, observe, get a line, see to it, make up one's mind, witness, decide, catch out, pick up, ascertain, obtain, bump, limit, set, learn, regain, chance, discover, insure, check
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeverb
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
"I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
turn around, ensure, read, pick up, collar, unwrap, key out, reveal, look, experience, get word, visualise, come upon, watch, assure, memorise, fancy, intoxicate, go steady, distinguish, disclose, learn, chance upon, receive, instruct, run into, discover, light upon, escort, try, perk, fall upon, lift up, con, uplift, reckon, give away, take heed, consider, gain vigor, study, name, come across, get a line, elate, collect, chance on, bring out, divulge, take care, let on, control, ascertain, insure, attend, date, realize, check, peck, interpret, meet, image, larn, gather up, strike, take, catch, see to it, cop, see, listen, construe, regard, visualize, describe, picture, find, catch out, call for, perk up, visit, identify, view, project, percolate, arrest, let out, hear, realise, go out, envision, happen upon, determine, take in, nab, get wind, nail, encounter, figure, acquire, examine, expose, break, witness, understand, detect, teach, key, run across, attain, memorize, go through, notice, observe, apprehend
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnverb
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
encounter, ensure, take, read, hold in, jibe, look out, look, experience, tick off, visualise, square up, watch, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, look on, learn, checker, condition, check out, run into, discover, regulate, escort, keep an eye on, stop, examine, pick up, memorize, visit, hear, chequer, observe, fix, mold, consider, study, con, tally, come across, regard, define, get a line, suss out, instruct, get wind, check off, check over, take care, watch out, match, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, mark, insure, attend, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, specify, interpret, meet, go out, witness, memorise, set, fancy, catch, decide, construe, see, discipline, square off, limit, visualize, picture, find, catch out, go through, take in, correspond, curb, view, influence, project, watch over, fit, arrest, check into, follow, contain, get word, envision, determine, larn, make up one's mind, retard, crack, turn back, go steady, figure, acquire, see to it, break, understand, delay, teach, reckon, shape, settle, tick, realise, agree, mark off
find out, catch outverb
trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act
"He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
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How to use find out in a sentence?
What time has been wasted during man's destiny in the struggle to decide what man's next world will be like The keener the effort to find out, the less he knew about the present one he lived in.
We have made some progress but we still have a long way to go and the clock is ticking, we're going to find out whether or not Iran is willing to make the hard choices that are necessary.
I'm not really answering any questions on that until I find out if we're in the majority, no Republican chairman's gon na make a decision until we know what the status is. So it's kind of a caucus decision not to talk about nominations until we get that firmed up.
We're going to spend a lot of time just making sure our own investigators and own intelligence community find out what's going on before we make any definitive pronouncements, but it's certainly possible that there was a bomb on board.
You know, to find out what you’re good at, to find out what you like doing … I think this is something I’ve become better at [ doing ] in the last few years … [ Just ] really trusting my instinct. Having a good time with the [ film ] I ’m doing now is the most important thing for me. Because I don’t watch Daniel Radcliffe back. I might see [ the film ] once or twice when they’re not finished so I can go and take a note of something … my experience of something is going to be the experience that I had making it. That’s ultimately the thing you’re left with. That’s my drive now. Will I enjoy this or wo n’t I ?
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- undersøge, finde ud afDanish
- herausfinden, erfahrenGerman
- descubrir, averiguarSpanish
- saada selville, selvittääFinnish
- savoir, découvrirFrench
- faigh a-machScottish Gaelic
- rájön, kitalálHungarian
- komast að, komast á snoðir umIcelandic
- 発見, 見出す, 分かる, 調べるJapanese
- experior, resciscoLatin
- onderzoeken, uitvinden, ontdekkenDutch
- dowiedzieć sięPolish
- узнавать, узнать, обнаружитьRussian
- ta reda påSwedish
- ortaya çıkarmak, anlamakTurkish
- find outUkrainian
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