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Find vs. Meet — What's the Difference?

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Find

To come upon, often by accident; meet with
Found a dime on the floor.
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Meet

To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement
I was surprised to meet an old friend in the park. I met a friend for coffee.
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Find

To come upon or discover by searching or making an effort
Finally found the leak in the pipe.
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Meet

To come into the company of
I met my colleagues for a meeting.
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Find

To discover or ascertain through observation, experience, or study
Found a solution.
Find the product of two numbers.
Found that it didn't really matter.
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Meet

To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of
Have you met my wife?.
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Find

To perceive to be, after experience or consideration
Found the gadget surprisingly useful.
Found the book entertaining.
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Meet

To come together or confront in opposition
The rival teams meet next week.
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Find

To experience or feel
Found comfort in her smile.
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Meet

To be present at the arrival of
Met the train.
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Find

To recover (something lost)
Found her keys.
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Meet

To come into conjunction with; join or touch
Where the road meets the highway.
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Find

To recover the use of; regain
Found my voice and replied.
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Meet

To come into conformity with the views, wishes, or opinions of
The firm has done its best to meet us on that point.
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Find

To succeed in reaching; arrive at
The dart found its mark.
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Meet

To come to the notice of (the senses)
There is more here than meets the eye.
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Find

To obtain or acquire by effort
Found the money by economizing.
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Meet

To experience or undergo
He met his fate with courage. The project has met a setback.
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Find

To decide on and make a declaration about
The jury deliberated and found a verdict of guilty.
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Meet

To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill
Meet all the conditions in the contract.
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Find

To furnish; supply
We can find a bed for you somewhere in the house.
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Meet

To deal or contend with effectively
We can meet each problem as it arises.
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Find

To bring (oneself) to an awareness of what one truly wishes to be and do in life.
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Meet

To pay; settle
Enough money to meet expenses.
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Find

To perceive (oneself) to be in a specific place or condition
Found herself at home that night.
Found himself drawn to the stranger.
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Meet

To come together
Didn't recognize him when we met. Where should we meet for lunch?.
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Find

To come to a legal decision or verdict
The jury found for the defendant.
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Meet

To come into conjunction; be joined
The two pipes meet in the corner.
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Find

The act of finding.
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Meet

To come together as opponents; contend
The team met with its rival.
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Find

Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery
The Rosetta stone was a providential archaeological find.
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Meet

To become introduced
Where did the two of you meet?.
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Find

To locate
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Meet

To assemble
Protesters met in the square.
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Find

(transitive) To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
I found this shell on the beach
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Meet

To occur together, especially in one person or entity
Suspense and intrigue meet in this new movie.
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Find

(transitive) To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
I found my car keys. They were under the couch.
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Meet

A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
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Find

(ditransitive) Locate on behalf of another
I found you a new place to live
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Meet

Fitting; proper
"It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place" (Shakespeare).
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Find

(ditransitive) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
Water is found to be a compound substance.
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Meet

To make contact (with) while in proximity.
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Find

(transitive) To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
To find leisure; to find means
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Meet

To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.
Fancy meeting you here! Guess who I met at the supermarket today?
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Find

(transitive) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
Looks like he found a new vehicle for himself!
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Meet

To come face to face with someone by arrangement.
Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.
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Find

(transitive) To point out.
He kept finding faults with my work.
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Meet

To get acquainted with someone.
I'm pleased to meet you! I'd like you to meet a colleague of mine.
I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn't love at first sight; in fact, we couldn't stand each other at first!
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Find

(ditransitive) To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
I find your argument unsatisfactory.
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Meet

(Of groups) To come together.
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Find

(transitive) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
To find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person
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Meet

To gather for a formal or social discussion; to hold a meeting.
I met with them several times. The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.
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Find

To supply; to furnish.
To find food for workmen
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Meet

To come together in conflict.
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Find

To provide for
He finds his nephew in money.
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Meet

(sports) To play a match.
England and Holland will meet in the final.
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Find

To determine or judge.
The jury finds for the defendant.
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Meet

To make physical or perceptual contact.
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Find

To successfully pass to or shoot the ball into.
Peters finds Jinkins, who is running down the left wing.
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Meet

To converge and finally touch or intersect.
The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.
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Find

To discover game.
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Meet

To touch or hit something while moving.
The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent.
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Find

Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
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Meet

To adjoin, be physically touching.
The carpet meets the wall at this side of the room. The forest meets the sea along this part of the coast.
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Find

The act of finding.
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Meet

(transitive) To respond to (an argument etc.) with something equally convincing; to refute.
He met every objection to the trip with another reason I should go.
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Find

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.
Searching the window for a flint, I foundThis paper, thus sealed up.
In woods and forests thou art found.
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Meet

To satisfy; to comply with.
This proposal meets my requirements. The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.
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Find

To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
The torrid zone is now found habitable.
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Meet

(intransitive) To balance or come out correct.
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Find

To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
Seek, and ye shall find.
Every mountain now hath found a tongue.
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Meet

To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.
The eye met a horrid sight. He met his fate.
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Find

To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
Wages £14 and all found.
Nothing a day and find yourself.
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Meet

To be mixed with, to be combined with aspects of.
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Find

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.
To find his title with some shows of truth.
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Meet

(sports) A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming.
Track meet
Swim meet
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Find

To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
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Meet

(hunting) A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.
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Find

Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archæologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
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Meet

(rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.
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Find

A productive insight
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Meet

(informal) A meeting.
OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.
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Find

The act of discovering something
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Meet

(algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.
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Find

Come upon, as if by accident; meet with;
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
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Meet

(archaic) Suitable; right; proper.
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Find

Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;
She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
We found traces of lead in the paint
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Meet

To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.
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Find

Come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost;
Did you find your glasses?
I cannot find my gloves!
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Meet

To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.
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Find

After a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study;
Find the product of two numbers
The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
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Meet

To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.
His daughter came out to meet him.
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Find

Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds;
I feel that he doesn't like me
I find him to be obnoxious
I found the movie rather entertaining
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Meet

To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.
Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.
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Find

Perceive or be contemporaneous with;
We found Republicans winning the offices
You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
I want to see results
The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions
I want to see results
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Meet

To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.
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Find

Get something or somebody for a specific purpose;
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
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Meet

To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines meet so as to form an angle.
O, when meet nowSuch pairs in love and mutual honor joined !
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Find

Make a discovery, make a new finding;
Roentgen discovered X-rays
Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle
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Meet

To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.
Weapons more violent, when next we meet,May serve to better us and worse our foes.
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Find

Make a discovery;
She found that he had lied to her
The story is false, so far as I can discover
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Meet

To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.
They . . . appointed a day to meet together.
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Find

Obtain through effort or management;
She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents
We found the money to send our sons to college
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Meet

To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.
We met with many things worthy of observation.
Prepare to meet with more than brutal furyFrom the fierce prince.
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Find

Decide on and make a declaration about;
Find someone guilty
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Meet

An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.
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Find

Receive a specified treatment (abstract);
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
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Meet

Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.
It was meet that we should make merry.
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Find

Perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place;
I found myself in a difficult situation
When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room
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Meet

Meetly.
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Find

Get or find back; recover the use of;
She regained control of herself
She found her voice and replied quickly
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Meet

A meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
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Find

Succeed in reaching; arrive at;
The arrrow found its mark
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Meet

Come together;
I'll probably see you at the meeting
How nice to see you again!
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Find

Accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation;
My son went to Berkeley to find himself
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Meet

Get together socially or for a specific purpose
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Meet

Be adjacent or come together;
The lines converge at this point
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Meet

Fill or meet a want or need
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Meet

Satisfy a condition or restriction;
Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
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Meet

Satisfy or fulfill;
Meet a need
This job doesn't match my dreams
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Meet

Get to know; get acquainted with;
I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!
We met in Singapore
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Meet

Collect in one place;
We assembled in the church basement
Let's gather in the dining room
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Meet

Meet by design; be present at the arrival of;
Can you meet me at the train station?
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Meet

Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;
Princeton plays Yale this weekend
Charlie likes to play Mary
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Meet

Experience as a reaction;
My proposal met with much opposition
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Meet

Undergo or suffer;
Meet a violent death
Suffer a terrible fate
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Meet

Be in direct physical contact with; make contact;
The two buildings touch
Their hands touched
The wire must not contact the metal cover
The surfaces contact at this point
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Meet

Being precisely fitting and right;
It is only meet that she should be seated first
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