befind

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English befinden, bifinden, equivalent to be- +‎ find. Cognate with Dutch bevinden (to find), German befinden (to be, be located), Swedish befinna (to find, be).

Verb[edit]

befind (third-person singular simple present befinds, present participle befinding, simple past and past participle befound)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To find; discover.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To invent; contrive.
  3. (passive, obsolete) To be found; be.

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

befind

  1. Imperative of befinde.