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Synonyms for search

examine

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inspect

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in search of

Synonyms

  • seeking
  • looking for
  • hunting for
  • in pursuit of
  • on the lookout for
  • chasing after
  • on the track of
  • making inquiries concerning

search for something or someone

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search me!

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  • I don't know
  • beats me
  • I've no idea
  • I haven't got a clue
  • how should I know?
  • I haven't got the faintest or foggiest idea

Synonyms for search

to try to find something

to examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed

a thorough search of a place or persons

an attempting to accomplish or attain

Synonyms for search

the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

an investigation seeking answers

an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property

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the examination of alternative hypotheses

boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

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References in classic literature ?
At the same time, their boxes must be searched again--for this plain reason, that the first investigation only looked for the Diamond, and that the second investigation must look for the stained dress.
Pennifeather was, accordingly, arrested upon the spot, and the crowd, after some further search, proceeded homeward, having him in custody.
The magistrate now considered it his duty to send a couple of constables to search the chamber of the accused in the house of his uncle.
With keen eyes he searched the ground about the mutilated corpse for a sign of the missing pouch of pretty pebbles; but naught could he see of it.
Now when the full year was come round, the third brother left the forest in which he had lain hid for fear of his father's anger, and set out in search of his betrothed bride.
'And what was the end of the Search? What gift has the Red Bull brought?' The lama addressed himself to Kim.
"Having thus, in obedience to your majesty's commands, diligently searched all his pockets, we observed a girdle about his waist made of the hide of some prodigious animal, from which, on the left side, hung a sword of the length of five men; and on the right, a bag or pouch divided into two cells, each cell capable of holding three of your majesty's subjects.
We were now fairly well equipped for our search for a pass to the opposite side of the Mountains of the Clouds.
When the meal was done the brutes were for curling up to sleep, so Tarzan and Mugambi set off in search of the Ugambi River.
"The search (no trifle in such a house as this) has now been in full progress for a week.
It seemed that when the Lady Maud had not returned to the palace with Prince Richard at the proper time, the Queen had been notified and an immediate search had been instituted--a search which did not end for over twenty years; but the first fruits of it turned the hearts of the court to stone, for there beside the open postern gate lay the dead bodies of Lady Maud and a certain officer of the Guards, but nowhere was there a sign or trace of Prince Richard, second son of Henry III of England, and at that time the youngest prince of the realm.
And certainly never did prisoner look with greater complacency at a search made in his cell than Cornelius.
That search for the aim of life had not merely disappeared temporarily- he felt that it no longer existed for him and could not present itself again.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Then we stripped him and searched his seams and his pockets and his socks and the inside of his boots, and everything, and searched his bundle.