Definition Find

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Definition

to find: to discover, to encounter, to locate, to situate
verb
Where can I find a post office? Where is the post office?
I found that restaurant expensive. I think that restaurant was expensive.

This is an irregular verb:
I find / I found / I have found

to find that: to think, to see that, to conclude, to understand that
verb
If you take a look at the report, you will find that our sales have been increasing for the past six months.

Examples

  • "I can't find the hotel on the map!"
  • "I'm sure you'll find the job as gratifying as I found picking up your soiled tissues and discarded chocolate wrappers for the past decade as your special assistant."
  • "I hope you don't find this question terribly impolite."
  • "You know I can be found, sitting home all alone"
  • "I think you'll find all of my paperwork is in order."
  • "So I suggest we visit " la discothèque " and find some " charmantes mademoiselles "."
  • "Philip : Actually we're in Paris to find our friends."
  • "Oddly, a pair of men's pants were found outside the bar."
  • "I'm sure you'll find the job as gratifying as I found picking up your soiled tissues and discarded chocolate wrappers for the past decade as your special assistant."
  • "I'm off to find those spiders."

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