Find

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Find (/ˈfaɪnd/) is an English verb.

Find is an irregular lexical verb - it has the third person form "finds", the -ing form "finding", and an irregular preterite and past participle "found". The latter two may be over-regularised to *"finded". Its pattern is the same as bind, grind and wind (turn). Find is a transitive verb, so it must take an object, i.e. you have to find something.

"Find" can undergo dative shift, e.g. "I found a pen for him" can be changed to "I found him a pen".

Related verbs include "look (for)", "search (for)", and "seek".

"Found" is a homonym with a different, regular verb "found".

In criminal law, a court finds someone guilty or not guilty of a crime.