If I write men or women in the search bar, no items are returned in the search result. However, if I write male or female, then the search returns the items correctly. Is there any way to make Magento return those items for those search words?

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    are the words "men" and "women" actually in any of your products descriptions etc. Have you tried re-indexing? You can also manually add search terms under Catalog -> Search Terms
    – paj
    Commented Oct 9, 2015 at 17:31
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    Worked when I put in search terms. If you want put an answer so I can accept. :D
    – Pat
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 6:28
  • The Magento LIKE search cannot find that which isn't there. For a particular search keyword to produce results, it must either appear in the attributes defined as quick search sources or be synonymed in Catalog => Search Terms. And the LIKE search also stumbles mightily on plurals of keywords, something better addressed by using Zend Lucene which is built into Magento, but in a fit of "Buh? What dat?", not used by Magento unless you buy a module to enable it. Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 18:57

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You can manually add search terms under Catalog -> Search Terms. Reindex and cache refresh to make sure you are seeing up to date data.

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