) KEY NOUN:
- Scholarly or scientific investigation or inquiry. See Synonyms at inquiry.
- Close, careful study.
, re·search·es VERB: intr.
- To engage in or perform research.
- To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner: researching the effects of acid rain.
- To do research for: research a magazine article.
Obsolete French recerche
, from recercher
, to search closely
, from Old French : re-
, to search
; see searchOTHER FORMS:re·searcha·ble(Adjective)