Synonyms for search

Synonyms for (noun) search

Synonyms: search

Definition: an investigation seeking answers

Usage: a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing; the outcome justified the search

Similar words: investigating, investigation

Definition: the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically


Synonyms: search

Definition: boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

Usage: right of search

Similar words: examination, scrutiny

Definition: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)


Synonyms: search, hunt, hunting

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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: search

Definition: the examination of alternative hypotheses

Usage: his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful

Similar words: higher cognitive process

Definition: cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use


Synonyms: search, lookup

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

Usage: they wrote a program to do a table lookup

Similar words: operation

Definition: (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

Usage: it can perform millions of operations per second

Synonyms for (verb) search

Synonyms: research, search, explore

Definition: inquire into

Usage: 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

Similar words: investigate, look into

Definition: investigate scientifically

Usage: Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese


Synonyms: search

Definition: subject to a search

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

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country


Synonyms: search, look

Definition: search or seek

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

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country