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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 captain reconnoitered the shore with his glass, and, to his infinite vexation, saw the loiterers in the full enjoyment of their "wildgoose-chase.
Here I reconnoitered for a mo-ment, and seeing the coast clear, ran swiftly forth with Dian at my side.
Scarcely were Brown and McTavish back at the table when the latter reconnoitered.
Fanny reconnoitered, and returning, listened breathlessly, while Polly poured into her ear the bitter secret which was preying on her soul.
We're unlikely to encounter any other tour groups,” said Tom McShane of Secret Compass, who reconnoitered this wild region in December 2014.
For that purpose, the enemy bases in neighboring countries have been fully reconnoitered," a curious public admission of spying on Turkish territory.
In the following weeks, personnel reconnoitered and surveyed the enemy lines, built artillery batteries and fortifications, and conducted various mobility operations.
Those who sit on roof tops were there as well- they took over the entrances to the houses on the main road of the refugee camp, invaded the homes and appropriated the windows on the top floors and the roofs from where they reconnoitered the area and aimed.
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.