befinden

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Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ finden

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befinden (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present befindet, past tense befand, past participle befunden, past subjunctive befände, auxiliary haben)

  1. (reflexive) to occupy a place; to be located; to be situated
    Der Tresor befindet sich hinter dem Bild im Wohnzimmer.The safe is situated behind the picture in the living room.
  2. (transitive, formal) to find, to consider
    jemanden für schuldig eines Mordes befinden
    to find someone guilty of murder, to convict someone of murder

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