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Synonyms for search
sɜrtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. search, hunt, hunting(noun)

    the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

    Synonyms:
    hunt, hunt club, lookup, hunting

  2. search(noun)

    an investigation seeking answers

    "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  3. search, lookup(noun)

    an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property

    "they wrote a program to do a table lookup"

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  4. search(noun)

    the examination of alternative hypotheses

    "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  5. search(verb)

    boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

    "right of search"

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  6. search, seek, look for(verb)

    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

    "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, anticipate, explore, look, research, essay, try, look to, assay, look for, seek

  7. search, look(verb)

    search or seek

    "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

    Synonyms:
    count, await, reckon, appear, seek, seem, explore, front, look for, look, depend, bet, attend, research, take care, face, wait, calculate, expect, see

  8. research, search, explore(verb)

    inquire into

    "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

    Synonyms:
    seek, explore, look, look for, research

  9. search(verb)

    subject to a search

    "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

    Synonyms:
    seek, look for, explore, look, research

Wiktionary

  1. search(verb)

    To look thoroughly.

    The police are searching for evidence in his flat.

    Synonyms:
    seek, look for, scour, comb

  2. search(verb)

    Synonyms:
    comb, scour

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. search

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    Synonyms:
    chase, hunt, hunting, inquisition, pursuit

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. search(v)

    Synonyms:
    inspect, explore, scrutinize, seek, investigate, inquire

    Antonyms:
    pretermit, disregard, abandon, misinvestigate

  2. search(n)

    Synonyms:
    exploration, pursuit, quest, inquiry

Editors Contribution

  1. fossicking

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. search(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    examine, explore, scrutinize, investigate, overhaul, probe, sift, look into, search into, pry into, peer into

  2. search(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    seek, inquire, mouse, peer, make search, make inquiry

  3. search(n.)

    Synonyms:
    examination, inquiry, scrutiny, research, exploration, investigation, quest, pursuit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. search(n)

    Synonyms:
    quest, research, pursuit

  2. search(v)

    Synonyms:
    examine, explore, hunt, seek, overhaul, rummage, ransack, ferret, scrutinize, probe, sift

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SEARCH

    Synonyms:
    Study of the Effectiveness of Additional Reductions in Cholesterol and Homocysteine

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How to use search in a sentence?

  1. Nina Totenberg:

    The FBI didn't have enough for a search warrant, so that was that.

  2. Kosuke Morita:

    For over seven years we continued to search for data conclusively identifying element 113, but we just never saw another event. I was not prepared to give up, however, as I believed that one day, if we persevered, luck would fall upon us again, now that we have conclusively demonstrated the existence of element 113, we plan to look to the uncharted territory of element 119 and beyond.

  3. Justin Trudeau:

    To be honest, as a dad, it's tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags? as parents we're at a point when we take our kids to the beach and we have to search out a patch of sand that isn't littered with straws, Styrofoam or bottles. That's a problem, one that we have to do something about.

  4. Ben Hayes:

    He had crossed over a metal railing to get closer to the cliff edge where he lost his footing and fell in, park officials immediately launched a search and rescue operation with the Hawaii County Fire Department and around 9 p.m. local time search and rescue located the man. He was seriously injured, perched on a narrow ledge 70 feet from the cliff edge.

  5. Mauricio Macri:

    I ’m here to guarantee you that we will carry on with the search, especially now that we have the support of all the international community.


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