find for (someone or something)

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find for (someone or something)

To declare that someone or something is innocent, as in a courtroom. The jury found for the plaintiff, and the defendant had to pay a hefty fine.
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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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"He was a real find for us last summer and certainly turned a lot of heads during the season.
Roger Wilkinson, head of field conservation and research at Chester Zoo, said: "This an exciting find for us and even more so for the fact that Steve found it while he was on site helping us with our Native Species conservation work.
And, as you can see in the photo, I also brought as many funny glasses as I could find for us to wear at each meeting.
"Lower palaeolithic artefacts are comparatively rare in the Midlands compared to the south and east of England, so this is a real find for us."
Roger Wilkinson, head of field conservation and research at the zoo, said: "This is an exciting find for us.
Nick Clark, Devils' general manager, said: 'Sean is a massive find for us and we expect him to be a real asset.'
It's a really nice find for us, because we are talking 30 years ago now.