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Verb find out has 4 senses
- determine, find, find out, ascertain - 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"
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
- learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see - 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"
They find out that there was a traffic accident
- determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn - 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"
They find out whether there was a traffic accident
- find out, catch out - trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act; "He was caught out"; "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"
--4 is one way to detect, observe, find, discover, notice
Somebody ----s somebody