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To study, or to study hard - thesaurus

Synonyms

study

verb

to learn about a subject by going to school, university etc

learn

verb

to study something so that you remember it exactly

train

verb

to study something such as painting, dancing, or singing for a long time

take

verb

to study a particular subject at school or college

cram

verb

informal to study hard in order to learn a lot in a short time, especially for an examination

research

verb

to make a detailed study of something in order to discover new facts

do

verb

British to study a subject

read

verb

Britishold-fashioned to study a particular subject at university

revise

verb

British to read and learn information that you have studied in order to prepare for an examination. The American word is review

specialize

verb

to be an expert in a particular part of a subject or profession

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bone up

to study hard or learn about something in order to prepare for a test, meeting etc

gen up on

Britishinformal old-fashioned to learn all that you can about a particular subject

go over

to practise and repeat something in order to learn it

major in

to study something as your main subject at college or university

memorize

verb

to learn something so that you remember it perfectly

minor in

to study a particular subject at university or college in addition to your main subject

mug up

to quickly learn something or check that you know it, for example before an examination

read for

Britishold-fashioned to study for a particular degree

review

verb

American to revise for an examination

specialise

a British spelling of specialize

study

verb

to learn about a problem or a particular subject using scientific methods

study

verb

to do work such as reading and homework

swot

verb

Britishinformal to study very hard, especially for an examination

swot up

Britishinformal to study something very hard, especially for an examination

walk through

to practise or learn something in a slow patient way, or to show someone how to do something

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

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