English verb: find out
|1.||find out (communication) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study|
|Samples||Find the product of two numbers.|
The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize.
|Synonyms||ascertain, determine, find|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
|Narrower (hyponym)||admeasure, count, enumerate, gauge, locate, number, numerate, rectify, redetermine, refract, sequence, situate, translate|
|Verb group||ascertain, check, determine, discover, find, find out, learn, see, watch|
|2.||find out (cognition) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally|
|Samples||I learned that she has two grown-up children.|
I see that you have been promoted.
|Examples||They find out that there was a traffic accident|
|Synonyms||discover, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, see|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ascertain, catch, discover, find, get the goods, trip up, wise up|
|Verb group||find, see, witness|
|3.||find out (communication) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||They find out whether there was a traffic accident|
|Synonyms||ascertain, check, determine, learn, see, watch|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE|
|Verb group||ascertain, ascertain, assure, check, control, determine, ensure, find, find out, insure, see, see to it|
|4.||find out (cognition) trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act|
|Samples||He was caught out.|
She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||detect, discover, find, notice, observe|