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re-search

[ree-surch] /riˈsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to search or search for again.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; re- + search
Can be confused
re-search, research.

research

[ri-surch, ree-surch] /rɪˈsɜrtʃ, ˈri sɜrtʃ/
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
Related forms
researchable, adjective
researcher, researchist, noun
proresearch, adjective
underresearch, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
re-search, research.
Synonyms
1. scrutiny, study. See investigation. 4. study, inquire, examine, scrutinize.
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Examples for research
  • 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.
  • The history does not appear to be the fruit of much industry or research.
  • It was not the first time that conscience has turned against the methods of research.
  • It has escaped specialized attention in the laboratories and the research departments.
  • Why it is time to end invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees.
  • Current restrictions on marijuana research are absurd.
  • Delay will allow time for debate on regulating potentially dangerous research.
British Dictionary definitions for research

research

/rɪˈsɜːtʃ; ˈriːsɜːtʃ/
noun
1.
systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
verb
2.
to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
Derived Forms
researchable, adjective
researcher, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search
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Word Origin and History for research
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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