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Synonyms for findfaɪnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discovery, breakthrough, find(noun)

    a productive insight

    Synonyms:
    uncovering, breakthrough, find, discovery

    Antonyms:
    lose

  2. discovery, find, uncovering(verb)

    the act of discovering something

    Synonyms:
    discovery, find, uncovering, husking, denudation, breakthrough, baring, stripping

    Antonyms:
    lose

  3. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter(verb)

    come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, kick downstairs, find oneself, befall, take chances, get, get hold, run across, gamble, demote, fall out, find, pass off, retrieve, hazard, knock, rule, notice, meet, chance, determine, see, find out, come about, come up, play, take a chance, encounter, materialize, happen, go on, receive, feel, occur, risk, pass, incur, take place, come across, bechance, observe, run into, adventure, witness, dislodge, run a risk, ascertain, relegate, bump, take on, hap, break, regain, obtain, materialise, discover

    Antonyms:
    lose

  4. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, chance upon, follow, strike, let out, find oneself, get wind, get, get hold, reveal, keep an eye on, attain, let on, find, acknowledge, retrieve, get word, fall upon, rule, notice, disclose, divulge, chance, abide by, determine, see, find out, keep, key, come up, remark, bring out, celebrate, watch over, comment, take note, honor, identify, name, encounter, learn, come upon, happen, watch, receive, happen upon, feel, describe, point out, chance on, incur, come across, expose, observe, get a line, distinguish, witness, honour, mention, pick up, give away, ascertain, mark, maintain, unwrap, break, respect, bump, light upon, regain, obtain, discover, key out, note, hear

    Antonyms:
    lose

  5. find, regain(verb)

    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

    "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, obtain, incur, find, come up, see

    Antonyms:
    lose

  6. determine, find, find out, ascertain(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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, find out, 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

    Antonyms:
    lose

  7. find, feel(verb)

    come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds

    "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"

    Synonyms:
    experience, encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, finger, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, palpate, obtain, incur, find, come up, see, sense

    Antonyms:
    lose

  8. witness, find, see(verb)

    perceive or be contemporaneous with

    "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, take in, figure, date, go out, find oneself, look, get, examine, get hold, run across, see to it, find, view, go steady, retrieve, get word, control, construe, rule, notice, meet, check, chance, determine, see, find out, reckon, project, come up, visualize, realise, fancy, encounter, escort, assure, envision, happen, watch, receive, visit, feel, run into, regard, incur, take care, come across, observe, get a line, go through, image, picture, witness, get wind, ensure, attend, pick up, understand, experience, ascertain, catch, bump, visualise, consider, interpret, learn, realize, regain, obtain, discover, insure, hear

    Antonyms:
    lose

  9. line up, get hold, come up, find(verb)

    get something or somebody for a specific purpose

    "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, queue up, rise, dress, notice, get, get hold, muster, scratch, uprise, find, retrieve, feel, come on, rule, go up, surface, rally, lift, chance, encounter, arise, see, find out, come up, scrape up, scrape, bob up, adjust, determine, find oneself, ascend, happen, go on, muster up, summon, incur, observe, align, move up, witness, receive, aline, ascertain, come, bump, queue, rise up, regain, obtain, discover

    Antonyms:
    lose

  10. discover, find(verb)

    make a discovery, make a new finding

    "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, discover, let out

    Antonyms:
    lose

  11. discover, find(verb)

    make a discovery

    "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, distinguish, chance upon, find oneself, get, bring out, get hold, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, find, describe, get word, retrieve, fall upon, rule, strike, come up, chance, determine, see, find out, key, expose, give away, regain, break, encounter, learn, happen, receive, happen upon, feel, divulge, identify, incur, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, witness, name, pick up, recover, ascertain, obtain, bump, unwrap, hear, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, discover, let out

    Antonyms:
    lose

  12. find(verb)

    obtain through effort or management

    "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents"; "We found the money to send our sons to college"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, obtain, incur, come up, see

    Antonyms:
    lose

  13. rule, find(verb)

    decide on and make a declaration about

    "find someone guilty"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, find oneself, get, get hold, predominate, rein, find, dominate, retrieve, rule, notice, chance, reign, determine, see, find out, govern, come up, decree, encounter, happen, receive, feel, harness, incur, observe, witness, ascertain, bump, prevail, regain, obtain, discover

    Antonyms:
    lose

  14. receive, get, find, obtain, incur(verb)

    receive a specified treatment (abstract)

    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

    Synonyms:
    pick up, make, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, find oneself, become, sustain, receive, retrieve, scram, prevail, amaze, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, hold, go, rule, fix, stick, pay back, regain, happen, suffer, feel, beat, set about, get down, get under one's skin, incur, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, start, welcome, arrest, meet, witness, bring, bewilder, see, mother, chance, take, buzz off, catch, let, come up, obtain, beget, puzzle, flummox, invite, ascertain, get, generate, capture, find, baffle, produce, get hold, start out, pose, vex, aim, induce, find out, perplex, recover, bump, notice, gravel, begin, fetch, father, determine, commence, discover, encounter, arrive, set out, convey, acquire, come, line up, pay off, detect, bugger off, cause, take in, observe, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    lose

  15. find(verb)

    perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place

    "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, obtain, incur, come up, see

    Antonyms:
    lose

  16. recover, retrieve, find, regain(verb)

    get or find back; recover the use of

    "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, go back, find oneself, recoup, get, get hold, recollect, recuperate, find, reclaim, rule, notice, convalesce, call up, chance, determine, see, find out, come up, think, encounter, happen, retrieve, feel, incur, observe, recall, witness, call back, recover, ascertain, bump, remember, regain, obtain, discover, receive

    Antonyms:
    lose

  17. find(verb)

    succeed in reaching; arrive at

    "The arrow found its mark"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, obtain, incur, come up, see

    Antonyms:
    lose

  18. find oneself, find(verb)

    accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation

    "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"

    Synonyms:
    encounter, happen, notice, ascertain, witness, bump, retrieve, recover, detect, get hold, feel, observe, find oneself, receive, determine, chance, rule, line up, get, regain, find out, discover, find, incur, obtain, come up, see

    Antonyms:
    lose

Wiktionary

  1. find(noun)

    Antonyms:
    lose

  2. find(noun)

    To encounter, to discover something searched for.

    Antonyms:
    lose

  3. find(verb)

    To point out.

    Antonyms:
    lose

  4. find(verb)

    To decide that, to form the opinion that.

    Antonyms:
    lose

  5. find(noun)

    To determine or judge.

    Antonyms:
    lose

  6. find(noun)

    Synonyms:
    catch, discovery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. find

    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.

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, descry, detect, discern, disclose, discover, expose, ferret out, find out, invent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discover, fall upon, light upon, meet with, fall in with

  2. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obtain, get, procure, gain, arrive at, attain to

  3. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    observe, remark, notice, perceive

  4. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    detect, catch

  5. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    supply, furnish, contribute, provide

  6. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    supply with food

  7. find(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) determine judicially, declare by verdict

  8. find(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) declare a verdict, determine an issue


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