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Wiktionary1.5 / 2 votes

  1. searchverb

    To look thoroughly.

    The police are searching for evidence in his flat.

    Synonyms:
    seek, look for, scour, comb

  2. searchverb

    Synonyms:
    comb, scour

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 6 votes

  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 Antonyms4.9 / 7 votes

  1. searchverb

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

    Antonyms:
    pretermit, disregard, abandon, misinvestigate

  2. searchnoun

    Synonyms:
    exploration, pursuit, quest, inquiry

Princeton's WordNet1.4 / 10 votes

  1. search, hunt, huntingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    hunt, hunt club, lookup, hunting

  2. searchnoun

    an investigation seeking answers

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

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  3. search, lookupnoun

    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. searchnoun

    the examination of alternative hypotheses

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

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  5. searchverb

    boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

    "right of search"

    Synonyms:
    hunt, lookup, hunting

  6. search, seek, look forverb

    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, lookverb

    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, exploreverb

    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. searchverb

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fossicking

    Submitted by anonymous on June 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. searchverb

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

  2. searchverb

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

  3. searchnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. searchnoun

    Synonyms:
    quest, research, pursuit

  2. searchverb

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD1.0 / 1 vote

  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. Sundar Pichai:

    Access to information has never been more important, this year, including this quarter, showed how valuable Google's founding product, search, has been to people.

  2. Luis Pulido:

    We left in search of a dream, but now it's a very difficult, hard situation.

  3. Florence County:

    These officers went there unknowing the firepower this suspect had. ... They thought it was a random search warrant.

  4. Grocery Outlet:

    Consumers' search for value is the new normal in retail, the success of off-price retailers represents a secular consumer shift.

  5. Marta Romero:

    I feel deceived, in a lot of pain, with a very deep sadness in my heart, because even though they had enough evidence to charge the officer, they did not make that decision, with the help of the lawyer we are going to move forward. We are going to search for justice.


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