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search

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of search

  1. an act or process of looking carefully or thoroughly for someone or something <the search for the missing hikers lasted several days> Synonyms hunt, quest Related Words shakedown; sweep; chase, pursuit; recon, reconnaissance, scout; canvass (also canvas), survey; exploration, probe; forage




search

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of search

  1. 1 to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something <archaeologists have begun to search the southern end of the valley, where they believe the underground tombs are located> Synonyms comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll Related Words frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on or upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, study Near Antonyms hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect

  2. 2 to go into or range over for purposes of discovery <the Spanish conquistadors searched vast areas of the Southwest in their quest for the fabled cities of gold> Synonyms hunt, probe, prospect, explore, skirrRelated Words reconnoiter (or reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound





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