Synonyms for study


1. survey, study, examination, scrutiny
usage: a detailed critical inspection
2. study, work, learning, acquisition
usage: applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
3. report, study, written report, document, written document, papers
usage: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
4. study, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion
usage: a state of deep mental absorption; "she is in a deep study"
5. study, room
usage: a room used for reading and writing and studying; "he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"
6. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, knowledge domain, knowledge base, domain
usage: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
7. sketch, study, drawing
usage: preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
8. cogitation, study, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness
usage: attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
9. study, memorizer, memoriser
usage: someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); "he is a quick study"
10. study, musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music
usage: a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"


1. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
usage: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
2. study
usage: be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning
3. study, consider, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
usage: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
4. learn, study, read, take
usage: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
5. study, hit the books, learn, larn, acquire
usage: learn by reading books; "He is studying geology in his room"; "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"
6. study, meditate, contemplate, think, cogitate, cerebrate
usage: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
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