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Definition of research verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    research

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪˈsərtʃ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈrisərtʃ//
     
    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they research
     
    he / she / it researches
     
    past simple researched
     
    -ing form researching
     
     
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  1.  to study something carefully and try to discover new facts about it research (into/in/on something) They're researching into ways of improving people's diet. research something to research a problem/topic/market She's in New York researching her new book (= finding facts and information to put in it). research how, what, etc… We have to research how the product will actually be used.
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    noun
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