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To study, check or examine something - thesaurus

Synonyms

slice and dice

to break a body of information down into smaller parts or to examine it from different viewpoints so that you can understand it better

study

verb

to read or look at something very carefully

check

verb

to examine something in order to find out whether it is how it should be

examine

verb

to look at something carefully in order to find out about it or see what it is like

review

verb

to examine all the information that is relevant to a situation or subject

analyse

verb

to study or examine something in detail in order to find out what it contains

scrutinize

verb

to examine something very carefully

review

verb

to study or examine a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory

monitor

verb

to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening

inspect

verb

to look at something carefully in order to check that it is correct or good enough

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analyse

verb

to study or examine something in detail in order to understand or explain it

analyze

the American spelling of analyse

anatomise

a British spelling of anatomize

anatomize

verb

formal to carefully examine all the parts of a problem, situation etc

audit

verb

to examine something carefully, especially to decide on its effectiveness

chart

verb

to record how something develops and changes

check

verb

to examine someone or something in order to find out if something is present

check

verb

to make certain of something, for example by looking at the information again or by asking someone

check out

to examine someone or something in order to be certain that everything is correct, true, or satisfactory

check over

to examine someone to find out whether there is anything wrong with them

check up

to make certain about something by checking it

contextualise

a British spelling of contextualize

contextualize

verb

to consider an idea, event, activity etc together with everything relating to it in order to understand it better

criticize

verb

to consider something carefully and judge what the good and bad aspects of it are

crosscheck

verb

to check that information is correct by checking it again using a different method

crunch

verb

if you crunch information, you deal with large amounts of it quickly

date

verb

to discover exactly how old something is or when it was made by examining it carefully or making scientific tests

deconstruct

verb

to examine a piece of writing in order to show that it can be understood in a different way by each person who reads it

dissect

verb

to think about or discuss the details of something in order to understand it completely

double-check

verb

to check something for a second time so that you are certain it is right

examine

verb

to study a subject or consider an idea or plan carefully

explore

verb

to examine or discuss a subject, idea etc thoroughly

fact-check

verb

to make sure that facts are correct, especially in something that is published

give someone/something the once-over

to look at someone or examine something very quickly, in order to see what they are like

go over

to check something carefully

go through

to examine or search something very carefully

inspect

verb

to check officially that things are in the correct condition or that people are doing what they should

look at

if an expert looks at someone or something, they examine them and decide what to do

look over

to examine something, usually quickly

make sure

to check something so that you can be sure about it

pick over

to examine a collection of things carefully so that you can decide which ones you want

pore over

to examine or read something very carefully and in a lot of detail

probe

verb

to examine or move through an area, especially in order to find something

review

verb

American to examine a piece of writing in order to find and correct mistakes

run checks/tests on

to examine someone or something in order to get information, for example to find out what something is or whether there is a problem

scope

verb

mainly Americaninformal to examine someone or something carefully

screen

verb

to check something to decide whether it is suitable, especially for someone else

scrutinise

a British spelling of scrutinize

see around

British to examine a place by walking around it

see for yourself

to check what someone has told you by looking at it

sift

verb

to examine information, documents etc in order to find what you are looking for

survey

verb

to look at something, or to examine something

survey

verb

British to examine something such as a building to see how good its condition is

survey

verb

formal to study something

test

verb

to examine something to find out if it is satisfactory, or if it has a particular quality

unpick

verb

to explain something complicated or confusing by dividing it into separate parts and looking at them in detail

vet

verb

to examine something in order to decide if it is allowed

wade through

to read or deal with a lot of boring information

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gaslight

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

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

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

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