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 for To find out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Find \Find\ (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Found (found); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Finding.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS.
     & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna,
     Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr.
     pi`ptein to fall, Skr. pat to fall, fly, E. petition.]
     1. To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the
        first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or
        unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
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              Searching the window for a flint, I found
              This paper, thus sealed up.           --Shak.
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              In woods and forests thou art found.  --Cowley.
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     2. To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to
        experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings;
        to detect; to feel. "I find you passing gentle." --Shak.
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              The torrid zone is now found habitable. --Cowley.
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     3. To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
        (a) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
        (b) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object
            or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
        (c) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to
            find leisure; to find means.
        (d) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
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                  Seek, and ye shall find.          --Matt. vii.
                                                    7.
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                  Every mountain now hath found a tongue. --Byron.
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     4. To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food
        for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
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              Wages [pounds]14 and all found.       --London
                                                    Times.
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              Nothing a day and find yourself.      --Dickens.
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     5. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to
        establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of
        indictment) against an accused person.
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              To find his title with some shows of truth. --Shak.
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     To find out, to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) --
        to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
        "Canst thou by searching find out God?" --Job. xi. 7. "We
        do hope to find out all your tricks." --Milton.
  
     To find fault with, to blame; to censure.
  
     To find one's self, to be; to fare; -- often used in
        speaking of health; as, how do you find yourself this
        morning?
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