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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
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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
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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 ?
But aside from a little curiosity when it became known that they were going to explore little-known portions of Honduras, the other passengers took hardly any interest in our travelers.
About this time my brother, Squire Boon, with another adventurer, who came to explore the country shortly after us, was wandering through the forest, determined to find me, if possible, and accidentally found our camp.
Then Tom hid himself away in a shady nook to sleep till noon, and the other pirates got ready to fish and explore.
While they are with us, we shall explore a great deal, I dare say.
Instead of wishing to shun, I longed only to dare--to divine it; and I thought Miss Ingram happy, because one day she might look into the abyss at her leisure, explore its secrets and analyse their nature.
He had indeed begun to wonder if it might not be wise to send some one out to explore the garden paths.
Come, Steerforth, let's explore the polar regions, and have it over.
These voyages gave me such a taste for sailing that I soon determined to explore more distant seas, and commanded a fleet of large ships to be got ready without delay.
She then gave two glass bottles into the Princess's charge, desiring her to take the greatest care of them, and having enforced her orders with the most awful threats in case of disobedience, she vanished, leaving the little girl at liberty to explore the palace and grounds and a good deal relieved at having only two apparently easy tasks set her.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
While Don Quixote examined the book, Sancho examined the valise, not leaving a corner in the whole of it or in the pad that he did not search, peer into, and explore, or seam that he did not rip, or tuft of wool that he did not pick to pieces, lest anything should escape for want of care and pains; so keen was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers' fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
But as the inventors of this fallacy have attempted to support it by certain legal maxims of interpretation, which they have perverted from their true meaning, it may not be wholly useless to explore the ground they have taken.