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English definition of “find”

find

verb [T] (DISCOVER)   /fɑɪnd/ (past tense and past participle found  /fɑʊnd/)
to see where a thing or person is, either unexpectedly or by searching; discover: I found a ten-dollar bill in my pocket. I hope I can find a place to live near work. Many plant and animal species are found (= exist) only in the rain forests. Someone who finds information begins to understand something: [+ that clause] The study found that men who took an aspirin a day have fewer heart attacks. Some insects have been found to live several years without water. If you find a quality within yourself, you suddenly develop it or learn that you have it: She found the courage to leave the town where she was born. To find someone means to meet someone you can have a close, loving relationship with: Ellen found Sascha, married him, and soon after they had twins.
(Definition of find verb (DISCOVER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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