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survey

verb [T]
 
 
/səˈveɪ/
EXAMINE to look at or examine something carefully: I got out of the car to survey the damage.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
QUESTION to ask people questions in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour: 75% of midwives surveyed were in favour of home births.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
LAND to measure and record the details of an area of landWeighing and measuringMaps and map-making
BUILDING UK to examine the structure of a building in order to find out if there is anything wrong with itAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of survey verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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