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find for someone or something

[for a jury or a judge] to announce a decision in favor of one side of a lawsuit. The judge found for Mrs. Franklin, and that made her family quite happy. The court found for the plaintiff and admonished the defense lawyer.
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find for

v.
To decide that someone or something is innocent, as in a court of law: The judge found for the plaintiff after the hearing.
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