To research

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to research: to study, to investigate, to analyze, to examine
Note that the construction to do research uses the verb "to do" and not "to make".

Susie has been researching some ideas for a new ad campaign. She has come up with several that according to her investigation should be very successful.

research: investigation, study, inquiry, analysis, exploration
research is always in the singular.

Hannah's research suggests that women are more likely to buy perfume in red packaging.


  • "The lesson to draw from Smithson's research seems to be that stress can help us to perform better, so long as we don't worry about it too much!"
  • "I went ahead and did some research into your mother as well."
  • "In the interest of research, I have travelled from London to Paris and back three times in the past three weeks, using three different modes of transport."
  • "As requested, I've done a bit of research on your father Stephen Moon, and it turns out that he is in fact a gold miner living in Fairbanks, Alaska."
  • "Other research suggests that sleep is needed for creative problem-solving."
  • "It may sound like an accident waiting to happen, but certain high-profile university professors are researching powering aircraft with on-board nuclear reactors."
  • "if you find this diary, give all of my money to robot research, and my dog Stink."
  • "Hannah, you'll research some fine restaurants."
  • "His research team has also found evidence that a little stress early on in life actually makes us into more resilient and better-adjusted adults."
  • "And besides, I did some research, she's married to a brain surgeon."

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