definition 1: to travel across or through for the purpose of discovery or investigation.
example: The scientists explored the forest in hope of sighting examples of certain rare birds.
definition 2: to examine carefully and systematically.
example: Let us explore this radical idea that changed Western thought.
example: In this lecture, we will explore the factors that brought about World War I.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb explore (definition 2)
explore + NOUN: ~ possibility, ~ idea, ~ ways, ~ opportunities, ~ options, ~ differences, ~ feasibility, ~ issues, ~ relationship, ~ potential, ~ aspects, ~ alternatives, ~ concept, ~ impact, ~ theme, ~ notion, ~ topic, ~ meaning, ~ implications, ~ perceptions, ~ dynamics, ~ extent