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Definition 1: the act of looking or seeing or observing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where survey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to get a better view of it
  • his survey of the battlefield was limited

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey is a kind of ...) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

"he went out to have a look" "his look was fixed on her eyes" "he gave it a good looking at" "his camera does his looking for him"

(... is a kind of survey ) a full view; a good look

"they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"

Definition 2: a detailed critical inspection - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey is a kind of ...) the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

(... is a kind of survey ) a new survey or study

Definition 3: short descriptive summary (of events) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey is a kind of ...) a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

"he gave a summary of the conclusions"

Definition 4: consider in a comprehensive way - [verb of cognition]

Samples where survey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He appraised the situation carefully before acting

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

Definition 5: plot a map of (land) - [verb of cognition]

(survey is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of survey ) survey by triangulation

"The land surveyor worked by triangulating the plot"

(survey implies ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 6: make a survey of; for statistical purposes - [verb of cognition]

(survey is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(... is a kind of survey ) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Definition 7: hold a review (of troops) - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey is a kind of ...) look over carefully

"Please inspect your father's will carefully"

Definition 8: look over carefully or inspect - [verb of perception]

Samples where survey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He surveyed his new classmates

(survey is a kind of ...) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

(... is a kind of survey ) watch over

"I am overlooking her work"

(survey implies ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Definition 9: keep under surveillance - [verb of perception]

Samples where survey or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Synonyms for survey in the sense of this definition

(survey has a similar meaning as ...) follow in or as if in pursuit

"The police car pursued the suspected attacker" "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"

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