The jQuery API method of .find() allows you to target specified descendant or descendants of the selector preceding the .find().

 

For example, you have a function tied to a click event for a <div class="largeBox"> and you wish to change the color of the <h3> and <p> tags that are enclosed within that <div>.

$(".largeBox").click(function(){
    $(this).find("h3").css("color","#884433");
    $(this).find("p").css("color","#660000");
    $(this).css("backgroundColor","#FFFFFF");
});

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