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?
I saw Newt and I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate, what Donald Trump said, all I want to say is find out why am I being treated so unfairly by a judge ?
I did not know this was even going to be discussed at the summit, this is the first step, but now we have to find out what the plan is for recovering the remains.
I would expect some refugees to come. If they find out there's a party going on then why would they stay away? not everyone will be happy, but it's a very diverse crowd with lots of foreigners so most people will be very welcoming.
Yes, partially to Donald Trump but partially to a lot of other people reminding them we get more done when we listen and find out where someone else is coming from and put ourselves in their shoes to try and figure out where we can find common ground.
It’s a slippery slope to force somebody to do something on the federal side. There are a lot of people that are really concerned about the vaccine and instead of forcing people to say ‘listen we’re going to force you to do this,’ we need to find out why they’re afraid.
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- finde ud af, undersøgeDanish
- erfahren, herausfindenGerman
- averiguar, descubrirSpanish
- selvittää, saada selvilleFinnish
- savoir, découvrirFrench
- faigh a-machScottish Gaelic
- rájön, kitalálHungarian
- komast að, komast á snoðir umIcelandic
- 見出す, 調べる, 分かる, 発見Japanese
- rescisco, experiorLatin
- ontdekken, uitvinden, onderzoekenDutch
- dowiedzieć sięPolish
- обнаружить, узнать, узнаватьRussian
- ta reda påSwedish
- anlamak, ortaya çıkarmakTurkish
- find outUkrainian
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