Synonyms and Antonyms Dictionary -Lesson 40: Find (verb)

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Find (verb)

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Synonyms: find, discover, come across, encounter
Antonym: lose

Synonyms:

find: to see where something hidden or lost is after looking for it
Example: I found a £2 coin behind the sofa.  Did she find the book she was looking
for?

discover: to find something new or to learn something for the first time
Example: Which scientist discovered penicillin?  We discovered that house had already been sold.

come across: (informal) to find something by chance
Example: I came across this old photo when I was clearing out a drawer.

encounter: (formal) to meet someone or something unexpectedly
Example: On the journey we encountered several amusing people. I have never encountered such hospitality anywhere else.

Antonym:
lose: to put or drop something somewhere and not to know where it is