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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 ?
On the previous day Platov reconnoitered with two Cossack regiments and two squadrons of hussars.
The air force reconnoitered the western border area during the last 48 hours and identified the locations of the terrorists as well as the armed vehicles and bombed them, following instructions from the General Command of the Armed Forces.
For that purpose, the enemy bases in neighboring countries have been fully reconnoitered," a curious public admission of spying on Turkish territory.
Not only was Headley responsible for much of the surveillance of the targets for the Mumbai attacks, he also travelled in 2009 to the Danish capital, Copenhagen, where he reconnoitered the Jyllands- Posten newspaper for an attack," the report says.
Thanks to the march of technology, the New Horizons payload will carry out a powerful and prolonged investigation of the Pluto system, far exceeding what the Voyager 2 spacecraft accomplished when it reconnoitered the Uranus and Neptune systems in the 1980s.
They have also reconnoitered the area's pre-schools but to no avail.