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Synonyms for survey
sərˈveɪ; ˈsɜr veɪ, sərˈveɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. survey, study(noun)

    a detailed critical inspection

    cogitation, view, subject, report, resume, discipline, sight, subject area, work, study, sketch, subject field, written report, field, field of study, bailiwick

  2. sketch, survey, resume(noun)

    short descriptive summary (of events)

    resume, sketch, study, sight, cartoon, view, vignette, curriculum vitae

  3. view, survey, sight(verb)

    the act of looking or seeing or observing

    "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

    persuasion, wad, peck, ken, plenty, lot, perspective, batch, raft, quite a little, aspect, passel, purview, vision, view, muckle, mass, vista, good deal, study, stack, thought, mountain, pile, position, deal, opinion, prospect, scene, sentiment, panorama, eyeshot, sketch, flock, hatful, mickle, horizon, slew, heap, visual modality, mess, mint, sight, visual sense, spate, tidy sum, resume, great deal, pot

  4. survey, appraise(verb)

    consider in a comprehensive way

    "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

    measure, surveil, assess, value, review, appraise, evaluate, go over, follow, valuate

  5. survey(verb)

    look over carefully or inspect

    "He surveyed his new classmates"

    surveil, follow, go over, appraise, review

  6. surveil, follow, survey(verb)

    keep under surveillance

    "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"

    take after, watch, watch over, fall out, stick with, keep up, be, comply, succeed, appraise, adopt, observe, play along, abide by, travel along, come after, go over, trace, follow, surveil, accompany, come, postdate, pursue, keep abreast, stick to, espouse, review, conform to, keep an eye on

  7. review, go over, survey(verb)

    hold a review (of troops)

    refresh, follow, come off, appraise, look back, go over, fall over, check into, check, check over, surveil, check up on, retrospect, check out, suss out, brush up, go off, critique, review, look into, reexamine

  8. survey(verb)

    make a survey of; for statistical purposes

    surveil, follow, go over, appraise, review

  9. survey(verb)

    plot a map of (land)

    surveil, follow, go over, appraise, review


  1. survey(noun)

    To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.

    Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above. -John Milton.


  2. survey(noun)

    To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

    With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round. -John Dryden.

    retrospect, examination

  3. survey(verb)

    To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.

    review, poll

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. survey

    To see is simply to become conscious of an object of vision; to look is to make a conscious and direct endeavor to see. To behold is to fix the sight and the mind with distinctness and consideration upon something that has come to be clearly before the eyes. We may look without seeing, as in pitch-darkness, and we may see without looking, as in case of a flash of lightning. To gaze is to look intently, long, and steadily upon an object. To glance is to look casually or momentarily. To stare is to look with a fixed intensity such as is the effect of surprise, alarm, or rudeness. To scan is to look at minutely, to note every visible feature. To inspect is to go below the surface, uncover, study item by item. View and survey are comprehensive, survey expressing the greater exactness of measurement or estimate. Watch brings in the element of time and often of wariness; we watch for a movement or change, a signal, the approach of an enemy, etc. Compare APPEAR.

    behold, contemplate, descry, discern, gaze, glance, inspect, look, regard, scan, see, stare, view, watch

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. survey

    scan, view, inspect, reconnoitre, overlook, scrutinize, examine, superintend, review, contemplate

    ignore, miss, disregard, misobserve, misview, overlook

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. survey(v. a.)

    view, observe, overlook, take a view of

  2. survey(v. a.)

    inspect, examine, scrutinize

  3. survey(v. a.)

    measure and estimate (as lands or buildings)

  4. survey(n.)

    view, sight, prospect

  5. survey(n.)

    inspection, examination, scrutiny

  6. survey(n.)

    mensuration (to determine areas, contours, &c.), surveying

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  1. George Thomson:

    It helps if there is wide public support, as there is less likely to be wide negative public response during the passage of laws and politicians like to see high survey support.

  2. Nicholas Smith:

    We've been on the lookout for growing consumption so it's really good to see such a strong number in the household survey, conditions for making money in Japan are good, it's the rest of the world that scares me. When a panic hits it's Japanese shares that get dumped because the market is so liquid compared to the rest of Asia.

  3. Lori Tremmel Freeman:

    In fact, a recent NACCHO survey of rural local health departments notes that 93 % of respondents see e-cigarettes as a public health threat in their community. However, our research also notes that there are real barriers to ensuring that cessation and prevention activities are available in all communities, we urge the administration to work swiftly to adopt this and other measures to address the youth vaping crisis and to support local communities in addressing tobacco use across the board.

  4. Scott Forseen:

    Answering in the affirmative on these items may be too embarrassing, may not make common sense, or may require the person to acknowledge some type of fault of their own, when we answer survey questions, we tend to answer in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others.

  5. Stephen Brusatte:

    Our survey showed that dinosaurs were quite common in Europe during the final few million years before the asteroid hit.

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Translations for survey

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  • مسحArabic
  • arolwgWelsh
  • Umfrage, UntersuchungGerman
  • informe, encuesta, inspeccionar, campaña topográfica, supervisiónSpanish
  • uurimaEstonian
  • بررسیPersian
  • tarkastaa, kartoitus, yleissilmäys, maanmittaus, tarkastus, tarkastella, katselmus, katsastaa, katsaus, määrittää, yleiskatsaus, tarkkaillaFinnish
  • sondage, enquête, reconnaissance, arpentage, inspecterFrench
  • tomhas, suirbhidh, tomhaisScottish Gaelic
  • 調査, 見渡す, 見回す, 見廻す, 測量Japanese
  • contemplatioLatin
  • tiro whānui, rūri, wea, rūritangaMāori
  • undersøkelseNorwegian
  • onderzoeken, rapport, rapporteren, onderzoek, enquête, inspectieDutch
  • ankieta, nadzórPolish
  • inspecionar, investigar, levantamento, supervisãoPortuguese
  • studiuRomanian
  • межевать, съёмка, осматривать, обследовать, инспектирование, обзор, исследование, обозрение, обследование, межевание, осмотр, инспектировать, обозревать, опросRussian
  • земљомерство, zemljomerstvoSerbo-Croatian
  • granskning, besiktning, inspektionSwedish
  • anketTurkish

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