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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (4)

1. establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;
- Example: "find the product of two numbers"
- Example: "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
[syn: determine, find, find out, ascertain]

2. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;
- Example: "I learned that she has two grown-up children"
- Example: "I see that you have been promoted"
[syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see]

3. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort;
- Example: "I want to see whether she speaks French"
- Example: "See whether it works"
- Example: "find out if he speaks Russian"
- Example: "Check whether the train leaves on time"
[syn: determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn]

4. trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act;
- Example: "He was caught out"
- Example: "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
[syn: find out, catch out]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

find out v 1: 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" [syn: determine, find, find out, ascertain] 2: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see] 3: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time" [syn: determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn] 4: trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks" [syn: find out, catch out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "find out": answer, ascertain, assure, be informed, become acquainted with, bottom, broaden the mind, catch on, certify, cinch, clear up, clinch, crack, cram the mind, debug, decide, decipher, decode, determine, discover, disentangle, dismiss all doubt, divine, do, dope, dope out, ensure, establish, explain, fathom, figure out, find, find out about, find the answer, find the solution, fix, gain knowledge, get, get at, get hold of, get right, guess, guess right, have it, hear, hit, hit it, hunt down, insure, interpret, invent, learn, learn about, load the mind, locate, make certain, make no doubt, make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of, nail down, open the lock, pick up information, plumb, psych, psych out, puzzle out, ravel, ravel out, reassure, rediscover, remove all doubt, resolve, riddle, run down, run to earth, see, see that, see to it, set at rest, settle, solve, sort out, strike, trace, trace down, track down, tumble, undo, unearth, unlock, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, untangle, untwist, unweave, work, work out