- [noun] systematic investigation to establish facts
- [noun] a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
Synonyms: inquiry, enquiry
- [verb] inquire into
Synonyms: search, explore
- [verb] attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner; "The student researched the history of that word"
cast about, beat about, cast around
consult, refer, look up
- operations research
- field work
marketing research, market research
scientific research, research project
- nature study
- empirical research
poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass