Oct
25
2013

survey

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

suhr veI [or] s@r veI

transitive verb
definition 1:  to take an overall look at.
example:  He stood on the cliff  a while, surveying the landscape below.
example:  We surveyed the remaining tasks that had to be done.

definition 2:  to examine in detail; scrutinize.
example:  She surveyed his face for any signs of deceit.
example:  I surveyed the application forms for any errors before sending them in.

definition 3:  to carry out a survey of; canvass.
example:  They surveyed the neighborhood and found out that most people were against the zoning proposal.

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