re-search

[ree-surch]
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Origin of re-search

First recorded in 1740–50; re- + search
Can be confusedre-search research

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)
  1. to make researches; investigate carefully.
verb (used with object)
  1. to make an extensive investigation into: to research a matter thoroughly.

Origin of research

1570–80; (v.) < Middle French recercher to seek, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + cercher to search; (noun) < Middle French recerche
Related formsre·search·a·ble, adjectivere·search·er, re·search·ist, nounpro·re·search, adjectiveun·der·re·search, verb (used with object)
Can be confusedre-search research

Synonyms for research

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1. scrutiny, study. See investigation. 4. study, inquire, examine, scrutinize.
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Contemporary Examples of researched

Historical Examples of researched

  • They were careful not to forget the drawers, which their hands searched and researched.

  • The whole town was searched and researched, but all to no purpose.

    Gabriel Tolliver

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • If a word or name did not fit the context, it was researched, and corrections made, if necessary.

  • Sequential Problem Solving is about finding alternative solutions to problems and executing well researched plans.

  • As it was, Brennan was unsure of his legal rights, and he could not plan until he had researched the problem most thoroughly.

    The Fourth R

    George Oliver Smith


British Dictionary definitions for researched

research

noun
  1. systematic investigation to establish facts or principles or to collect information on a subject
verb
  1. to carry out investigations into (a subject, problem, etc)
Derived Formsresearchable, adjectiveresearcher, noun

Word Origin for research

C16: from Old French recercher to seek, search again, from re- + cercher to search
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Word Origin and History for researched

research

n.

1570s, "act of searching closely," from Middle French recerche (1530s, Modern French recherche), back-formation from Old French recercher (see research (v.)). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1630s. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.

research

v.

1590s, from Middle French recercher, from Old French recercher "seek out, search closely," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + cercher "to seek for" (see search (v.)). Related: Researched; researching.

re-search

v.

"to search again," 1760, from re- + search (v.). Related: Re-searched; re-searching.

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