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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: survey /sə(r)ˈveɪ/ British English pronunciation: survey /ˈsɜː(r)veɪ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysurvey
he/she/itsurveys
present participlesurveying
past tensesurveyed
past participlesurveyed

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  1. 1
    [often passive] to ask a large number of people questions to find out their opinions

    19% of those surveyed say they haven't decided who they will vote for.

  2. 4
    formal to study something

    Professor Arens has surveyed a wide range of tribal cultures.

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