Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you research a question, you try to find an answer, usually by reading a lot about it, or by doing experiments. (noun) Research is the process or result of trying to find an answer by reading, interviewing, watching, or doing experiments.

Examples: (verb) I have to research the history of King Henry II for my English class. (noun) We’ve been conducting research into the reason for the changes in these fish. (noun) The last 10 years has provided a huge amount of research into a cure for cancer.

Synonyms: nouns: study, analysis. verbs: study, examine.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 A