|1.||[ verb ] after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study|
|Synonyms:||determine find ascertain|
"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
|Related terms:||count situate refract admeasure gauge translate sequence redetermine rectify discover determine decision determination|
|2.||[ verb ] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally|
|Synonyms:||hear learn see discover pick_up get_word get_a_line get_wind|
"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"
|Related terms:||discover trip_up wise_up get_the_goods ascertain witness discovery discovery|
|3.||[ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort|
|Synonyms:||see check ascertain watch learn determine|
"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"
|Related terms:||test determine see determination check|
|4.||[ verb ] trap; esp. in an error or in a reprehensible act|
"He was caught out" "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"