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ex·plore

 (ĭk-splôr′)
v. ex·plored, ex·plor·ing, ex·plores
v.tr.
1. To investigate systematically; examine: explore every possibility.
2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery: exploring outer space.
3. Medicine To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
v.intr.
To make a careful examination or search: scientists who have been known to explore in this region of the earth.

[Latin explōrāre : ex-, ex- + perhaps plōrāre, to cry out, as to rouse game.]

explore

(ɪkˈsplɔː)
vb
1. (tr) to examine or investigate, esp systematically
2. to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes
3. (Medicine) (tr) med to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes
4. (tr) obsolete to search for or out
[C16: from Latin explōrāre, from ex-1 + plōrāre to cry aloud; probably from the shouts of hunters sighting prey]
exˈplorer n

ex•plore

(ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr)

v. -plored, -plor•ing. v.t.
1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore an island.
2. to look into closely; investigate: explored the possibilities.
3. to examine, esp. mechanically, as with a surgical probe: to explore a wound.
v.i.
4. to engage in exploration.
[1575–85; < Latin explōrāre to reconnoiter, investigate =ex- ex-1 + plōrāre to cry out]
ex•plor′a•ble, adj.
ex•plor`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ex•plor′ing•ly, adv.

explore

- Comes from Latin, meaning "search out," from ex-, "out," and plorare, "utter a cry."
See also related terms for utter.

explore


Past participle: explored
Gerund: exploring

Imperative
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Present
I explore
you explore
he/she/it explores
we explore
you explore
they explore
Preterite
I explored
you explored
he/she/it explored
we explored
you explored
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Present Continuous
I am exploring
you are exploring
he/she/it is exploring
we are exploring
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Present Perfect
I have explored
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he/she/it has explored
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Past Continuous
I was exploring
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he/she/it was exploring
we were exploring
you were exploring
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Past Perfect
I had explored
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Future
I will explore
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Future Perfect
I will have explored
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Future Continuous
I will be exploring
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exploring
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exploring
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exploring
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Conditional
I would explore
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Past Conditional
I would have explored
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.explore - inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
prospect - explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
google - search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine; "He googled the woman he had met at the party"; "My children are googling all day"
mapquest - search for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program; "you can just mapquest the restaurant"
re-explore - explore anew; "We need to re-explore Colonialism"
beat about, cast about, cast around - search anxiously
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
2.explore - travel to or penetrate into; "explore unknown territory in biology"
pioneer - open up and explore a new area; "pioneer space"
spelunk, cave - explore natural caves
map - explore or survey for the purpose of making a map; "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
3.explore - examine minutely
diagnose, name - determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
plumb - examine thoroughly and in great depth
4.explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
diagnose - subject to a medical analysis
put out feelers - make some preliminary investigations or test the waters
explore - examine minutely

explore

verb
1. travel around, tour, survey, scout, traverse, range over, recce (slang), reconnoitre, case (slang), have or take a look around We explored the old part of the town.
2. investigate, consider, research, survey, search, prospect, examine, probe, analyse, look into, inspect, work over, scrutinize, inquire into The film explores the relationship between artist and instrument.

explore

verb
To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information:
Translations
يَسْتَكْشِفيَسْتَكْشِفُيَفْحَص بِعنايَه
prozkoumat
udforskeundersøgegranske
tutkia
istraživati
felfedezõ utat tesz
kannakanna, athuga gaumgæfilega
調査する
탐험하다
tiriamasistyrinėjimastyrinėtityrinėtojasžvalgymas
izpētītpētīt
raziskovati
utforska
สำรวจ
thám hiểm

explore

[ɪksˈplɔːʳ]
A. VT
1. [+ country] → explorar (Med) → examinar
2. (fig) [+ problems, subject] → investigar; [+ opinion] → sondear
to explore every possibilityconsiderar todas las posibilidades
to explore every avenueestudiar todas las vías posibles
B. VIexplorar

explore

[ɪkˈsplɔːr]
vt
[+ area, country] [explorer] → explorer; [tourist] → explorer
(= consider) [+ possibilities, issues] → étudier, examiner; [+ idea, suggestion, relationship] → examiner
[+ part of body] → explorer
vi
to go exploring → partir en exploration
to explore for oil → chercher du pétrole

explore

vt
country, forest, unknown territoryerforschen, erkunden, explorieren (geh); (Med) → untersuchen
(fig) question, implications, prospectsuntersuchen, sondieren; possibilities, optionsprüfen, sondieren; to explore common groundGemeinsamkeiten herausarbeiten
vi to go exploringauf Entdeckungsreise gehen; he went off into the village to exploreer ging auf Entdeckungsreise ins Dorf

explore

[ɪksˈplɔːʳ] vt (gen) (Med) → esplorare (fig) (problems, subject, possibilities) → esaminare
to explore every avenue → sondare tutte le possibilità

explore

(ikˈsploː) verb
1. to search or travel through (a place) for the purpose of discovery. The oceans have not yet been fully explored; Let's go exploring in the caves.
2. to examine carefully. I'll explore the possibilities of getting a job here.
exploration (ekspləˈreiʃən) noun
a journey of exploration.
exˈploratory (-ˈsplorə-) adjective
for the purpose of exploration or investigation. an exploratory expedition.
exˈplorer noun
a person who explores unknown regions. explorers in space.

explore

يَسْتَكْشِفُ prozkoumat udforske erforschen εξερευνώ explorar tutkia explorer istraživati esplorare 調査する 탐험하다 verkennen utforske zbadać explorar исследовать utforska สำรวจ araştırmak thám hiểm 探测
References in classic literature ?
Exploring, however, one of the side wings of the gallery, after making a sign to Porthos to explore the other, he saw, all at once, at his left, a tub containing an orange tree, which had been pushed out of its place and in its place an open aperture.
Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -- Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;--'Tis the wind and nothing more
From this island the latest expedition, sent by way of the great lakes to explore the sources of the Nile, had just set out.
He wanted to explore its borders, but concluded that it would be best to sit down and rest awhile, first.
As the attacks of our enemies ceased and our eyes became accustomed to the semi-darkness of the interior of our strange retreat, I took the opportunity to explore our shelter.
We look forward with impatience for some able geologist to explore this sublime but almost unknown region.
While they are with us, we shall explore a great deal, I dare say.
By that time I was very hungry, but after some searching I came upon some eatable herbs, and a spring of clear water, and much refreshed I set out to explore the island.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
With these they were to make their way up one of the branches of the Missouri, explore the mountains for the source of the Oregon, or River of the West, and sail down that river to its supposed exit, near the Straits of Annian.
With slightly lightened heart he started out to explore the valley, but scarce a dozen steps had he taken when the glistening of a jewelled bauble lying on the sward caught his eye.
The creature showed us the mouth of a black cave, but he kept at a distance while he did it, and Lys followed me as I crawled in to explore.