[v] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
[v] trap; esp. in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
[v] 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"
[v] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
ascertain, catch out, determine, discover, find, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, see