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(verb) 
Definition
to sieve (a powdery substance) in order to remove the coarser particles
Sift the flour and baking powder into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Synonyms
sieve
Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl.
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filter
The best prevention for cholera is to filter water.
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strain
Strain the stock and put it back in the pan.
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separate
We separated to inspect different areas of the place.
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part
The clouds parted and a shaft of sunlight broke through.
She parted the bushes with her stick.
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(verb) 
Definition
to examine (information or evidence) carefully to select what is important
He has sifted the evidence and summarized it clearly.
Synonyms
examine
He examined her passport and stamped it.
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investigate
Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
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go through
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research
They research the needs of both employers and staff.
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screen
It was their job to screen information for their bosses.
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probe
The more they probed into his background, the more suspicious they became.
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analyse
This book teaches you to analyse causes of stress in your life.
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work over
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pore over
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scrutinize
She scrutinized his features.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of analyse
Definition
to psychoanalyse (someone)
This book teaches you to analyse causes of stress in your life.
in the sense of filter
Definition
to pass through a filter or something like a filter
The best prevention for cholera is to filter water.
Synonyms
in the sense of investigate
Definition
to inquire into (a situation or problem) thoroughly in order to discover the truth
Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
Synonyms
go into,
search for,
look into,
look over,
probe into,
work over,
make inquiries about,
enquire into

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