There's a particular word I once had in mind but now seem to have lost it, I believe it has a 'j' in it, that could be used to describe one or more of the following situations:

  • looking at multiple studies on a particular topic, in order to write a piece of content
  • assembling information from a number of (technical) sources and presenting it in a manner digestible to the layperson (as a reporter would do)

The word is a verb used to describe the act of doing the above (researching).

  • What about 'data collecting'? Aug 13, 2015 at 4:20
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    Looking up synonyms that branch from review and survey I didn't see any 'j's. Regardless, you might want to have a look there... Aug 13, 2015 at 7:03
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    I was going to suggest "digest" (it has a "j" sound at least) but since you use a derivative of it in your question, I'll just mention it as a comment.
    – Neil W
    Aug 13, 2015 at 7:33
  • @LamarLatrell: I also thought survey paper.
    – jxh
    Aug 13, 2015 at 14:01

3 Answers 3


No J, but for the first bullet point try:


Collect and combine (texts, information, or data).

And for the second:


Spread (something, especially information) widely.

(Both Oxford Dictionary)

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    The word I was looking for was collate, but others have made some solid suggestions. Thanks!
    – Alex
    Aug 13, 2015 at 15:02
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    If we have made solid suggestions, feel free to upvote :) Aug 13, 2015 at 22:45
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    I've already upvoted everyone... My status on here isn't elite enough yet for them to count. I need at least the number 15 next to my name ;)
    – Alex
    Aug 13, 2015 at 22:46
  • I forgot about that! I should care less actually :). Anyway, upvoted your question, it wasn't bad ! Aug 13, 2015 at 23:14

With letter j,

to join

To bring together.

to juxtapose

To place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

Without letter j, perhaps more common in this context is to compile.


Are you looking for synthesis (noun) or synthesize (verb) ?

  • Definition : The combination and interpretation of elements to form a connected whole.

  • Example: this ideology represented a synthesis of certain ideas.

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