Research - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈsɜːrtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word research
Brit.  |rɪˈsəːtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word research


- systematic investigation to establish facts
- a search for knowledge(syn: enquiry, inquiry)


- attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
- inquire into(syn: explore, search)


She conducts research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Recent research shows that the disease is caused in part by bad nutrition.

The study is an important piece of research.

He did a lot of research before buying his car.

He spent the summer researching his dissertation.

Before going out to eat, she researched area restaurants.

The reporter made hundreds of telephone calls while researching the story.

His researches have been fruitful.

I'm still doing research for my thesis.

Gould was helped in his researches by local naturalists.

It's a good idea to do some research before you buy a house.

He's been researching material for a documentary.

Ten years ago I began researching into the role of women in trade unions.

This book has been very well researched.

I'm researching marketing strategies in medicine.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: research
he/she/it: researches
present participle: researching
past tense: researched
past participle: researched
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