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explore

ex·plore

explore

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk splor
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part of speech: verb
inflections: explored, explores, exploring
definition 1: to travel across or through in order to discover or search for something.
We explored the jungle in hope of finding the ancient city.
synonyms:
prowl
similar words:
prospect, search, survey
definition 2: to try to understand by examining carefully.
Let us explore this idea.
synonyms:
plumb, probe
similar words:
analyze, examine, investigate, research, scan, scrutinize, search out
Word History
Explore is from a Latin word that means "to investigate " or "search out." This Latin word may have originally meant "to make a loud cry," particularly the cry made by hunters to scare an animal out of its hiding place.
Word Builder: explore +
  • explorer:
    a person who explores.