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An attempt to find out information - thesaurus

Synonyms

elicitation

noun

formal the process of getting information from someone

investigation

noun

the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened

search

noun

an attempt to find an answer or information

inquiry

noun

an official examination of a crime, accident, problem etc, in order to get information or the truth

opinion poll

noun

an attempt to find out what people in general think about a subject by asking some people questions about it

public inquiry

noun

an official attempt to discover the cause of something bad that has affected the public, organized by someone chosen by the government

probe

noun

mainly journalism an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television programme etc

soundings

noun

the opinions of a group of people that you ask for before making a decision or taking action

reference

noun

the process of looking at something in order to get information

trawl

noun

a careful search for someone or something

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More synonyms

consultation

noun

the process of looking in a book or at a map or list in order to find information

enquiry

another spelling of inquiry

fishing expedition

noun

informal an attempt to find out more information by asking a lot of questions

fumble

noun

an attempt to hold, move, or find something using your hands in a way that is not skilful or graceful

kite-flying

noun

the use of an action or a statement to try to find out what people think about it

public enquiry

another spelling of public inquiry

reference

noun

used to describe books or places where you can find information

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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