Research – Synonyms

14.05.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The word “research” can be defined as a structured look for valid information on a given subject. Another word for “research” is investigation.

More synonyms of the word “research” will be listed in this article with its various meanings.

“Research” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “research” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

“Research” – Synonyms in the sense of investigation

Synonyms of the word “research” in the sense of investigation, meaning the exploration of present evidence on a task, are:

  • Examination
  • Exploration
  • Inspection
  • Inquiry
  • Inquisition
  • Interrogation
  • Investigation
  • Probation
  • Survey
  • Study
  • Trial

“Research” – Synonyms in the sense of to explore

Synonyms of the word “research” in the sense of to explore, meaning to study in detail, are:

  • To browse
  • To check into
  • To check up on
  • To cruise
  • To dig (into)
  • To explore
  • To inspect
  • To investigate
  • To probe
  • To scan
  • To skim (through)
  • To study
  • To view
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“Research” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “research” refers to the academic acquisition of information. Synonyms for “research” used in academic writing will be shown below.
Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “research” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Research” Synonyms Examples
Examination The doctor’s research exposed some serious damages to the heart of the patient.
The doctor’s examination exposed some serious damages to the heart of the patient.
Study The ability for academic research is a crucial skill.
The ability for academic study is a crucial skill.
To investigate The police wanted to research the house of the suspect.
The police wanted to investigate the house of the suspect.


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