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study

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of study

  1. 1 a systematic search for the truth or facts about something conducted a study to determine the sleep needs of adolescents Synonyms of study delving, disquisition, examen, examination, exploration, inquest, inquisition, investigation, probation, probe, probing, research, inquiryWords Related to study quest; audit, check; checkup, diagnosis, inspection; hearing, interrogation, trial; feeler, query, question; poll, questionary, questionnaire, survey; challenge, cross-examination, going-over, grilling, quiz; rehearing, reinvestigation; self-examination, self-exploration, self-questioning, self-reflection, self-scrutiny, soul-searching

  2. 2 the state of being lost in thought found her staring at the fire in a deep study Synonyms of study daydreaming, reverie, trance, woolgatheringWords Related to study contemplation, meditation, musing; absentmindedness, absorption, abstraction, preoccupation; chimera, conceit, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), figment, hallucination, illusion, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, vision

  3. 3 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something the idea is under study by the city council Synonyms of study account, advisement, debate, deliberation, reflection, consideration, thoughtWords Related to study cogitation, contemplation, meditation, pondering, rumination; introspection; agonizing, hesitation, indecision; premeditationAntonyms of study short shrift


study

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of study

  1. 1 to use the mind to acquire knowledge you'll have to study hard and learn all about the Revolutionary War in order to pass the history test Synonyms of study bone (up) Words Related to study cram; grind, swot [British]; analyze, deduce, find out; con, learn, memorize, read; research, restudy; apprehend, comprehend, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digest Phrases go over, go through

  2. 2 to commit to memory having carefully studied the document, he could repeat what it said exactly Synonyms of study con, learn, memorizeWords Related to study hark back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, recollect, relive, remember, reminisce (about), retain, think (of); accept, apprehend, comprehend, get, grasp, know, understand; absorb, digestNear Antonyms of study disremember, forget, misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Antonyms of study unlearn

  3. 3 to give serious and careful thought to scientists who study the origin of the universe Synonyms of study chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, ponder, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Words Related to study muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms of study disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

Synonym Discussion of study

consider, study, contemplate, weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision.
    • refused even to consider my proposal
study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae.
    • study the plan closely
contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision.
    • contemplate the consequences of refusing
weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence.
    • weigh the pros and cons of the case


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