Synonyms of find in English:

find


See definition of find

verb

1‘I found a book on dreams in the library’

SYNONYMS

locate, spot, pinpoint, unearth, obtain, detect, put one's finger on

search out, nose out, track down, dig up, hunt out, root out, sniff out, smell out

come across, chance on, light on, happen on, stumble on, hit on, encounter, run across, run into, come upon

informal bump into

literary espy, descry

2‘he claims to have found a cure for rabies’

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discover, think of, invent, come up with, hit on, turn up, bring to light, uncover, unearth, ferret out

3‘the police found her purse’

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retrieve, recover, get back, regain, repossess, recoup, recuperate, reclaim

ANTONYMS

lose

4‘I hope you find peace’

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obtain, acquire, get, procure, come by, secure, gain, earn, achieve, attain, lay hold of, come to have, win

informal bag, wangle, swing, land, get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of

5‘I found the courage to speak’

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summon, summon up, gather, muster, muster up, screw up, command, call up, rally

6be found‘caffeine is found in coffee and tea’

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be present, occur, exist, be met with, be existent, appear, show itself, manifest itself, be

rare obtain

7‘you'll find that many lively towns are but a short drive away’

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discover, become aware, realize, observe, notice, note, perceive, learn, detect

8‘I respect their decision, but I find it strange’

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consider, think, believe to be, hold to be, feel to be, look on as, view as, see as, take to be, take for, judge, deem, gauge, rate, regard as, reckon, suppose, account, interpret as, esteem

9‘he was found guilty of driving without due care and attention’

SYNONYMS

judge, adjudge, adjudicate, deem, rule, hold, consider, count, rate, reckon, see as

declare, determine, pronounce

10‘she knew the barb had found its mark’

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arrive at, reach, attain, gain, achieve, hit, strike


noun

1‘this exciting find dates from the second century’

SYNONYMS

discovery, acquisition, asset

unearthing, uncovering

2‘this table is a real find for anyone who's short of space’

SYNONYMS

good buy, bargain

godsend, boon, windfall


Phrases

    find one's feet

      ‘a new arrival trying to find his feet at a big club’

      SYNONYMS

      adapt, become accustomed, adjust, get used, become acclimatized, orient oneself, habituate oneself, assimilate

    find something out

      ‘I found out that my husband was having an affair’

      SYNONYMS

      discover, become aware, learn, detect, discern, perceive, observe, notice, note, come to know, get to know, work out, deduce, fathom out, realize

      bring to light, reveal, expose, unearth, disclose, lay bare, unmask, ferret out, dig out, dig up

      establish, determine, make certain of, pin down, grasp

      informal

      figure out, get a fix on, latch on to, cotton on to, catch on to, tumble to, rumble, get the picture, get the message, get the drift, get wise, have an aha moment

      British informal

      twig, suss

      North American informal

      savvy

      rare

      cognize