re·search /rɪˈsɝʧ, ˈriˌ/
1. Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom; to research a topic in the library; medical research.
The dearest interests of parties have frequently been staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries. --Macaulay.
Syn: -- Investigation; examination; inquiry; scrutiny.
re·search, v. t. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
n 1: systematic investigation to establish facts
2: a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more
research than it has received" [syn: inquiry, enquiry]
v 1: inquire into [syn: search, explore]
2: attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific
manner; "The student researched the history of that word"