Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) find, happen, chance, bump, encounter (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"
- S: (v) detect, observe, find, discover, notice (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"
- S: (v) find, regain (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost) "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
- S: (v) determine, find, find out, ascertain (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"
- S: (v) find, feel (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"
- S: (v) witness, find, see (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"
- S: (v) line up, get hold, come up, find (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"
- S: (v) discover, find (make a discovery, make a new finding) "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
- S: (v) discover, find (make a discovery) "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
- S: (v) find (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"
- S: (v) rule, find (decide on and make a declaration about) "find someone guilty"
- S: (v) receive, get, find, obtain, incur (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"
- S: (v) find (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"
- S: (v) recover, retrieve, find, regain (get or find back; recover the use of) "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
- S: (v) find (succeed in reaching; arrive at) "The arrow found its mark"
- S: (v) find oneself, find (accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation) "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"