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Synonyms of 'study'

(verb) 
Definition
to be engaged in the learning or understanding of (a subject)
The rehearsals make it difficult for her to study for her law exams.
Synonyms
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cram (informal)
She was cramming hard for her exam.
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swot (up) (British, informal)
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read up
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hammer away at
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bone up on (informal)
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burn the midnight oil
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mug up (British, slang)
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lucubrate (rare)
(verb) 
Definition
to look at (something or someone) closely
Debbie studied her friend's face for a moment.
Synonyms
examine
He examined her passport and stamped it.
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survey
He pushed himself to his feet and surveyed the room.
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look at
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scrutinize
She scrutinized his features.
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peruse
She was perusing a copy of Life magazine.
(verb) 
Definition
to investigate or examine (something) by observation and research
I invite every citizen to carefully study the document.
Synonyms
contemplate
She contemplated her hands thoughtfully.
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read
He read through the pages slowly and carefully.
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consider
Consider how much you can afford to pay.
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go into
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con (archaic)
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pore over
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apply yourself (to)
(noun) 
Definition
an investigation and analysis of a particular subject
the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history
Synonyms
examination
They have taken the documents away for examination.
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investigation
He ordered an investigation into the affair.
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analysis
They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
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consideration
He said there should be careful consideration of the company's future role.
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inspection
Closer inspection reveals that they are banded with yellow.
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scrutiny
His private life came under media scrutiny.
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contemplation
I was lost in contemplation of the landscape.
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perusal
a quick perusal of the situations-vacant column
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(noun) 
Definition
a paper or book produced as a result of study
the first study of English children's attitudes
Synonyms
piece of research
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survey
According to the survey, overall world trade has also slackened.
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report
a report by the Association of University Teachers
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paper
a new government paper on European policy
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review
a review on the training and education of over-16s
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article
a newspaper article
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inquiry
a murder inquiry
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essay
He was asked to write an essay about his home town.
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commentary
He gave the listening crowd a running commentary on the game.
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critique
The book is a feminist critique of Victorian female novelists.
(noun) 
Definition
the act or process of studying
She hopes to work full-time after she finishes her studies.
Synonyms
learning
The library is the focal point of learning on the campus.
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lessons
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school work
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academic work
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reading
a man of great imagination, of wide reading and deep learning
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research
His groundbreaking research will be vital in future developments.
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cramming (informal)
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swotting (British, informal)
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book work
(noun) 
Definition
a room used for studying, reading, or writing
I went through the papers in his study.
Synonyms
office
He had an office just big enough for a desk and chair.
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room
He excused himself and left the room.
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studio
She was in her studio again, painting onto a large canvas.
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workplace
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den
The walls of his den were covered in posters.
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place of work
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workroom

quotation

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh [Bible: Ecclesiastes]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of analysis
Definition
the separation of a whole into its parts for study or interpretation
They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
in the sense of article
Definition
a written composition in a magazine or newspaper
a newspaper article
in the sense of cogitation

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