What is the difference between find and search? Please suggest the proper usage.
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To search for something means "to try to find something."
In these sentences, find doesn't imply a search has been done.
You search for something you need to find.
Find is more about the discovery, the end result.
Search says nothing about the end result.
Find implies that it has a fixed position and can be located using coordinates. Like you'd find the hotel on the map, you wouldn't search for it. Search brings to mind a rummaging through some filer or sorting through objects until you stumble across the item you're looking for. Alternatively search could be used to imply a sort of easter egg hunt where there may be more than one item you're looking for.
Examples of find:
Examples of search:
However, they're similar enough that even if you used search rather than find or vice versa, it would make little difference.
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