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To find out information - thesaurus

Synonyms

find out

to discover a fact or piece of information

read up on

to get information on a particular subject by reading a lot about it

discover

verb

to find out something that you did not know before

establish

verb

to discover, prove, or decide that something is true

gather

verb

to look for and find information or documents in different places

uncover

verb

to find out about something that has been hidden or kept secret

determine

verb

to calculate something, or to discover it by examining evidence

ascertain

verb

formal to find out something

find

verb

to discover something by chance

get

verb

to obtain information

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abstract

verb

formal to obtain facts from a calculation or piece of research

breach security

formal to get into a place that is usually guarded, or to discover information that should be kept secret

bring something to light

if facts are brought to light or come to light, people discover them

catch out

to show that someone has made a mistake or is not telling the truth, especially by asking them questions

collect

verb

to get information

debrief

verb

to get information from someone who has just finished an important job, especially for the military or the government

dig up

to find information by searching carefully

discover

verb

to find a place, fact, or substance that no one knew about before

discover

verb

to find out about a place or activity that is new to you

draw

verb

to get ideas, information, or knowledge from somewhere

elicit

verb

formal to manage to get information from someone

extract

verb

to get the exact information that you need from a lot of information that you have

find

verb

to discover something, or to see where it is by searching for it

find

verb

to discover a fact or piece of information

find

verb

to suddenly discover or realize something

find out

to discover that someone has been dishonest

find out/see how the land lies

to find out about a situation before deciding what to do

get a line on something

to get information about something

get at

to discover the true facts about something

get out of

to persuade someone to give you information or money

get the goods on someone

to find proof that someone has done something bad

get to the bottom of something

to find out the true cause or explanation of a bad situation

get wind of something

to find out about something secret or private

get your facts straight/right

to have the correct information about something, especially before criticizing someone or arguing with them

have your facts straight

if you have your facts straight, you have checked that the information that you have is correct

hear of

to find out that something has happened

hit on

to discover something by chance

light on

to suddenly find something or think of something

nose out

to find out information, especially something that someone does not want you to know

pinpoint

verb

to discover or explain exactly what something is

push back the limits/frontiers

to discover new things about something or a better way of doing it

read

verb

to get information from books, newspapers, etc.

retrace

verb

to discover where someone or something has been and what happened to them there by examining evidence, asking questions, etc.

screen

verb

to get information in order to decide whether someone is appropriate for something, for example a job

see

verb

to find something out

smoke out

to force someone keeping a secret to say who they are or what they have done

sniff out

informal to discover something

sort out

to find out information that allows you to understand something

source

verb

to find out where a piece of information comes from

tease out

to succeed in discovering something difficult, complicated, or secret

trace

verb

to discover the origin of something or how it developed

trace something to something

to use electronic equipment to find out where a telephone call was made

unearth

verb

to discover something or someone that was not known before or that people had kept secret, especially by searching very thoroughly

unlock

verb

mainly literary if you unlock the secret or mystery of something, you find out about it

unmask

verb

mainly literary to discover the real truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad

winkle out

to get something such as information from someone when they did not intend to give it to you

worm out of

to gradually get information from someone who does not want to give it to you

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