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(of an institution or organization) To establish or originate
“Steve Jobs would found Apple Computer in the garage of his Los Altos home in 1976.”
(of a settlement) To plan and begin the building of
“The early Hohokam would found a series of small villages along the middle Gila River.”
To base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
“Seven key figures would found the United States on principles that directed the design of the Constitution.”
To have discovered something either by chance or intention
“I looked hard for it and I finally found it!”
To have recovered something that has been misplaced, stolen, or hidden away
“Thanos found the Infinity Stones and gathered them into his Infinity Gauntlet after a bloody campaign.”
To have attained or achieved
“When the littlest things started to excite me, that's when I knew I had found happiness in life.”
To have come up with
“It took me a long time, but I finally found a cure for the debilitating disease.”
To have mustered
“Despite experiencing immense pain in his legs, he found enough strength to finish the race.”
To have been aware
“I quickly found that being in such a toxic environment was not an easy exercise.”
To have considered
“I found it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they start flashing behind you.”
To have determined or judged
“I found the defendant to be highly hostile while being questioned.”
To have received a particular treatment
“I found nothing but trouble with that group of scoundrels.”
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