Sell also: ascertain, breakthrough, bump, chance, detect, determine, discover, discovery, encounter, feel, get, happen, incur, notice, observe, obtain, receive, recover, regain, retrieve, rule, see, uncovering, witness
• Noun: a productive insight
• Noun: the act of discovering something
• Verb: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; examples: "We find this idea in Plato", "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here", "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
• Verb: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; examples: "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water", "We found traces of lead in the paint"
• Verb: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; examples: "Did you find your glasses?", "I cannot find my gloves!"
• Verb: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; examples: "find the product of two numbers", "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
• Verb: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; examples: "I feel that he doesn't like me", "I find him to be obnoxious", "I found the movie rather entertaining"
• Verb: perceive or be contemporaneous with; examples: "We found Republicans winning the offices", "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school", "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions", "I want to see results"
• Verb: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; examples: "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener", "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing", "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
• Verb: make a discovery, make a new finding; examples: "Roentgen discovered X-rays", "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"
• Verb: make a discovery; examples: "She found that he had lied to her", "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
• Verb: obtain through effort or management; examples: "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents", "We found the money to send our sons to college"
• Verb: decide on and make a declaration about; example: "find someone guilty"
• Verb: receive a specified treatment (abstract); examples: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation", "His movie received a good review", "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
• Verb: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; examples: "I found myself in a difficult situation", "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
• Verb: get or find back; recover the use of; examples: "She regained control of herself", "She found her voice and replied quickly"
• Verb: succeed in reaching; arrive at; example: "The arrow found its mark"
• Verb: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; example: "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"
We may not find the answers. We may not find Bigfoot. We may not find a chupacabra. We may not find out who was responsible for killing JFK, but we're going to keep looking, asking, probing. And one day - you know what? - we may get some of those answers.
I moved to L.A., and people said that I would never find work, that I would never find good friends, and I feel like I was fortunate enough to find the work, but it wouldn't mean anything unless I had a group of people who could appreciate it.
Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.
It's rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn't find that was true of my top super stars either.
In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism.