reconnoitre


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reconnoitre

(ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtə) or

reconnoiter

vb
(Military) to survey or inspect (an enemy's position, region of land, etc); make a reconnaissance (of)
n
(Military) the act or process of reconnoitring; a reconnaissance
[C18: from obsolete French reconnoître to inspect, explore; see recognize]
ˌreconˈnoitrer, ˌreconˈnoiterer 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]

reconnoitre


Past participle: reconnoitred
Gerund: reconnoitring

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

reconnoitre

verb inspect, investigate, make a reconnaissance (of), see how the land lies, case (slang), survey, observe, explore, patrol, scan, scout, scrutinize, recce (slang), spy out, get the lie of the land I left a sergeant in charge and rode forward to reconnoitre.
Translations
يَسْتَطْلِع، يَسْتَكْشِف
prozkoumávat
rekognosceresondere
felderítést végez
gera yfirlitskönnun, kanna
išžvalgyti
izlūkot
keşif yapmak

reconnoitre

reconnoiter (US) [ˌrekəˈnɔɪtəʳ] (Mil)
A. VTreconocer, explorar
B. VIhacer un reconocimiento

reconnoitre

[ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtər] (British) reconnoiter (US)
vt (MILITARY)reconnaître
vi (MILITARY)faire une reconnaissance

reconnoitre

, (US) reconnoiter
vt (Aviat, Mil) regionauskundschaften, erkunden, aufklären

reconnoitre

reconnoiter (Am) [ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtəʳ] (Mil)

reconnoitre

(American) reconnoiter (rekəˈnoitə) verb
to make a reconnaissance of (land, enemy troops etc).
References in classic literature ?
At this place we encamped, and made a shelter to defend us from the inclement season, and began to hunt and reconnoitre the country.
In the meantime, Robin Hood had sent off several of his followers in different directions, as if to reconnoitre the enemy; and when he saw the company effectually broken up, he approached Richard, who was now completely armed, and, kneeling down on one knee, craved pardon of his Sovereign.
Coco-nuts are good things, but before filling the canoe with them it would be wise to reconnoitre and see if the island does not produce some substance not less useful.
We ought to reconnoitre now," he said, "because if any come near they may hear the spades and drop upon us unawares.
I kept my own ship outside, and moored it to a rock at the very end of the point; then I climbed a high rock to reconnoitre, but could see no sign neither of man nor cattle, only some smoke rising from the ground.
Attend to monsieur le cardinal, gentlemen," said D'Artagnan; "for myself, I will reconnoitre.
So Grandfather told his auditors, that, on General Washington's arrival at Cambridge, his first care was to reconnoitre the British troops with his spy-glass, and to examine the condition of his own army.
WHEN ON THE MARCH, Captain Bonneville always sent some of his best hunters in the advance to reconnoitre the country, as well as to look out for game.
Rann appeared at the door with very deferential bows, which, however, were far from conciliating Pug, who gave a sharp bark and ran across the room to reconnoitre the stranger's legs; while the two puppies, regarding Mr.
Toby, who invariably acted as pioneer, now proceeded to reconnoitre.
As his original plan was defeated by the desertion of his people, it is probable that he descended the river simply to reconnoitre, and ascertain whether an American settlement had been commenced.
He and I were pulling alone in a little boat to reconnoitre.