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re·con·noi·ter

 (rē′kə-noi′tər, rĕk′ə-)
v. re·con·noi·tered, re·con·noi·ter·ing, re·con·noi·ters
v.tr.
To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes: reconnoitered the enemy positions.
v.intr.
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
n.
An act of reconnoitering.

[Obsolete French reconnoître, from Old French reconoistre, to recognize; see recognize.]

re′con·noi′ter·er n.

re•con•noi•ter

(ˌri kəˈnɔɪ tər, ˌrɛk ə-)
v.t.
1. to inspect, observe, or survey (an enemy position, strength, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
2. to examine or survey (a region, area, etc.) for engineering, geological, or other purposes.
v.i.
3. to make a reconnaissance.
[1700–10; < French reconnoître (now obsolete) to explore, Middle French reconoistre. See recognize]

reconnoiter


Past participle: reconnoitered
Gerund: reconnoitering

Imperative
reconnoiter
reconnoiter
Present
I reconnoiter
you reconnoiter
he/she/it reconnoiters
we reconnoiter
you reconnoiter
they reconnoiter
Preterite
I reconnoitered
you reconnoitered
he/she/it reconnoitered
we reconnoitered
you reconnoitered
they reconnoitered
Present Continuous
I am reconnoitering
you are reconnoitering
he/she/it is reconnoitering
we are reconnoitering
you are reconnoitering
they are reconnoitering
Present Perfect
I have reconnoitered
you have reconnoitered
he/she/it has reconnoitered
we have reconnoitered
you have reconnoitered
they have reconnoitered
Past Continuous
I was reconnoitering
you were reconnoitering
he/she/it was reconnoitering
we were reconnoitering
you were reconnoitering
they were reconnoitering
Past Perfect
I had reconnoitered
you had reconnoitered
he/she/it had reconnoitered
we had reconnoitered
you had reconnoitered
they had reconnoitered
Future
I will reconnoiter
you will reconnoiter
he/she/it will reconnoiter
we will reconnoiter
you will reconnoiter
they will reconnoiter
Future Perfect
I will have reconnoitered
you will have reconnoitered
he/she/it will have reconnoitered
we will have reconnoitered
you will have reconnoitered
they will have reconnoitered
Future Continuous
I will be reconnoitering
you will be reconnoitering
he/she/it will be reconnoitering
we will be reconnoitering
you will be reconnoitering
they will be reconnoitering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reconnoitering
you have been reconnoitering
he/she/it has been reconnoitering
we have been reconnoitering
you have been reconnoitering
they have been reconnoitering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reconnoitering
you will have been reconnoitering
he/she/it will have been reconnoitering
we will have been reconnoitering
you will have been reconnoitering
they will have been reconnoitering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reconnoitering
you had been reconnoitering
he/she/it had been reconnoitering
we had been reconnoitering
you had been reconnoitering
they had been reconnoitering
Conditional
I would reconnoiter
you would reconnoiter
he/she/it would reconnoiter
we would reconnoiter
you would reconnoiter
they would reconnoiter
Past Conditional
I would have reconnoitered
you would have reconnoitered
he/she/it would have reconnoitered
we would have reconnoitered
you would have reconnoitered
they would have reconnoitered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reconnoiter - explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
observe - watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

reconnoiter

verb
To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information:
Translations
tiedustella
пластпластуванняпластуватирекогнозцировкарекогносцирувати

reconnoitre

(American) reconnoiter (rekəˈnoitə) verb
to make a reconnaissance of (land, enemy troops etc).
References in classic literature ?
The major commanded a halt by merely halting, and, evidently himself a bit "skeered," rode on alone to reconnoiter.
So he entertained Wilson with some airs and graces and attitudes for a while, then stepped out of sight and resumed the other disguise, and by and by went down and out the back way and started downtown to reconnoiter the scene of his intended labors.
This time the outlaw threw his fierce horde completely around the embattled pile, before he advanced with a score of sturdy ruffians to reconnoiter.
to reconnoiter the German position with a view to facilitating the actual assault; to destroy his lines, dugouts and wire; [and] to kill and capture Germans.
there's a parable here, though when I reconnoiter I can't
There, he paused to set up camp, rest his men, and reconnoiter the surrounding area.
Try and get to the show early on the first day so you can get your badge if it wasn't mailed to you in advance (because you are, of course, preregistered), get the layout of the convention center, and establish meeting places for your staff to reconnoiter.
a reconnoiter of the life and times of the hieroglyphic pop-artist Warhol.
When Alejandro Malaspina and his crew set off from Mexico in search of the Northwest Passage, his expedition was one of many Spanish voyages sent to reconnoiter the northern reaches of the continent (and thus strengthen Spanish claims in the New World).