discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "
the act of discovering something
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"
a productive insight
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"
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"
get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
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