re-search

[ree-surch]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to search or search for again.

Origin:
1740–50; re- + search

re-search, research.
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research

[ri-surch, ree-surch]
noun
1.
diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.: recent research in medicine.
2.
a particular instance or piece of research.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make researches; investigate carefully.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.

Origin:
1570–80; (v.) < Middle French recercher to seek, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + cercher to search; (noun) < Middle French recerche

researchable, adjective
researcher, researchist, noun
proresearch, adjective
underresearch, verb (used with object)

re-search, research.


1. scrutiny, study. See investigation. 4. study, inquire, examine, scrutinize.
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research (rɪˈsɜːtʃ, ˈriːsɜːtʃ)
 
n
1.  systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
 
vb
2.  to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
 
[C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search]
 
re'searchable
 
adj
 
re'searcher
 
n

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research
1577, "act of searching closely," from M.Fr. recerche (1539), from O.Fr. recercher "seek out, search closely," from re-, intensive prefix, + cercher "to seek for" (see search). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1639. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.
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Example sentences
Inequality research is one of those areas of social study that has only one
  acceptable answer.
So we've taken it upon ourselves to do a little research for you.
Doing their own research, starting from seed, finding organic solutions to
  pests.
In fact, this idea has been completely dispersed by modern research.
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