What is the meaning of find out?


  • Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study.
    • usage: "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
  • Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
    • usage: "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
  • Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
    • usage: "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"
  • Trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act.
    • usage: "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
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APAWordNet. (2010). find out. Retrieved April 27, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/find_out/definitions/1276227
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