Synonyms for find

Synonyms for (noun) find

Synonyms: discovery, find, uncovering

Definition: the act of discovering something

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act

Definition: something that people do or cause to happen


Synonyms: find, breakthrough, discovery

Definition: a productive insight

Similar words: insight, brainstorm, brainwave

Definition: the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

Synonyms for (verb) find

Synonyms: find, find oneself

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

Usage: My son went to Berkeley to find himself

Similar words: maturate, mature, grow

Definition: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

Usage: He matured fast; The child grew fast


Synonyms: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: feel, find

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

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

Similar words: conclude, reason, reason out

Definition: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

Usage: We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house


Synonyms: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery

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

Similar words: learn, pick up, find out, discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, see

Definition: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

Usage: I learned that she has two grown-up children; I see that you have been promoted


Synonyms: find, rule

Definition: decide on and make a declaration about

Usage: find someone guilty

Similar words: pronounce, label, judge

Definition: pronounce judgment on

Usage: They labeled him unfit to work here


Synonyms: find, discover

Definition: make a discovery, make a new finding

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

Similar words: conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate

Definition: have the idea for

Usage: He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients; This library was well conceived


Synonyms: find

Definition: succeed in reaching; arrive at

Usage: The arrow found its mark

Similar words: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts


Synonyms: find, see, witness

Definition: perceive or be contemporaneous with

Usage: 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

Similar words: see, go through, experience

Definition: go or live through

Usage: We had many trials to go through; he saw action in Viet Nam


Synonyms: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

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

Similar words: sight, spy

Definition: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

Usage: he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge


Synonyms: find

Definition: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place

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

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: find

Definition: obtain through effort or management

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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: come up, find, get hold, line up

Definition: get something or somebody for a specific purpose

Usage: 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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: find, retrieve, recover, regain

Definition: get or find back; recover the use of

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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: regain, find

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

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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work