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Investigate vs. Research

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  • Investigate (verb)

    To inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.

    "to investigate the causes of natural phenomena"

  • Investigate (verb)

    To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.

    "to investigate an unsolved murder"

  • Investigate (verb)

    To conduct an inquiry or examination.

  • Research (noun)

    Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.

    "The research station that houses Wang and his team is outside Lijiang, a city of about 1.2 million people. File:The research station that houses Wang and his team is outside Lijiang.ogg"

  • Research (noun)

    A particular instance or piece of research.

  • Research (verb)

    To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

  • Research (verb)

    To make an extensive investigation into.

  • Research (verb)

    To search again.

Wiktionary
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  • Investigate (verb)

    carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth

    "police are investigating a claim that the man was beaten unconscious by a gang"

  • Investigate (verb)

    carry out research or study into (a subject or problem, typically one in a scientific or academic field)

    "future studies will investigate whether long-term use of the drugs could prevent cancer"

  • Investigate (verb)

    make inquiries as to the character, activities, or background of (someone)

    "everyone with a possible interest in your brother's death must be thoroughly investigated"

  • Investigate (verb)

    make a check to find out something

    "when you didn't turn up I thought I'd better come back to investigate"

  • Research (noun)

    the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions

    "he prefaces his study with a useful summary of his own researches"

    "medical research"

    "the group carries out research in geochemistry"

  • Research (noun)

    engaged in or intended for research

    "a research paper"

    "a research student"

  • Research (verb)

    investigate systematically

    "the team have been researching into flora and fauna"

    "she has spent the last five years researching her people's history"

  • Research (verb)

    discover or verify information for use in (a book, programme, etc.)

    "I was in New York researching my novel"

    "it's a piece of work that's carefully researched, strongly argued, and beautifully written"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Investigate

    To follow up step by step by patient inquiry or observation; to trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and examine into with care and accuracy; to find out by careful inquisition; as, to investigate the causes of natural phenomena.

  • Investigate (verb)

    To pursue a course of investigation and study; to make investigation.

  • Research (noun)

    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.

  • Research (noun)

    Systematic observation of phenomena for the purpose of learning new facts or testing the application of theories to known facts; - also called scientific research. This is the research part of the phrase "research and development" (R&D).

  • Research

    To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

Webster Dictionary
  • Investigate (verb)

    investigate scientifically;

    "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

  • Investigate (verb)

    conduct an inquiry or investigation of;

    "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"

    "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

  • Research (noun)

    systematic investigation to establish facts

  • Research (noun)

    a search for knowledge;

    "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

  • Research (verb)

    inquire into

  • Research (verb)

    attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner;

    "The student researched the history of that word"

Princeton's WordNet

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