research etymology

English word research comes from Old French re- (again; once more) and Old French cerchier (to search, to seek, to look for)

Detailed word origin of research

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Re- (again; once more).
cerchier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To search; to seek; to look for.
recerchier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To search; to look for.
rechercher French (fra) To search again, to look for again. To search for, to look for.
research English (eng) (countable, dated) A particular instance or piece of research.. (uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth. (intransitive) To make an extensive investigation into.. (transitive) To search again.. (transitive) To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

Words with the same origin as research

Descendants of re-
disregard irrelevant reassure refresh regard regardless regret relevance relevant relief relieve remark remarkable repent reply request require resemble resent resentment retail return reward rewarding
Descendants of cerchier