find out

find out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahynd out]
    • /faɪnd aʊt/
    • /faɪnd ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahynd out]
    • /faɪnd aʊt/

Definitions of find out words

  • verb with object find out to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street. 1
  • verb with object find out to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort: to find an apartment; to find happiness. 1
  • verb with object find out to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced): I can't find my blue socks. 1
  • verb with object find out to discover or perceive after consideration: to find something to be true. 1
  • verb with object find out to gain or regain the use of: His anger finally helped him find his tongue. 1
  • verb with object find out to ascertain by study or calculation: to find the sum of several numbers. 1

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Origin of find out

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English finden, Old English findan; cognate with German finden, Dutch vinden, Old Norse finna, Gothic finthan

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Parts of speech for Find out


find out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

find out usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for find out

verb find out

  • disclose — to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.
  • reveal — to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
  • detect — To detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation.
  • see — to perceive with the eyes; look at.
  • observe — to see, watch, perceive, or notice: He observed the passersby in the street.

Antonyms for find out

verb find out

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  • suppress — to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • cover — If you cover something, you place something else over it in order to protect it, hide it, or close it.

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