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verb     explore pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleexploring
past tenseexplored
past participleexplored
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to travel to a place in order to learn about it or to search for something valuable such as oil

    The town is a good base from which to explore this charming corner of Italy.

    explore for:

    companies exploring for oil

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to examine or discuss a subject, idea etc thoroughly

    We are exploring the possibility of taking legal action against the company.

    It is worth exploring other ways of dealing with this problem.

    explore how/what/why etc:

    He wants to explore how the human brain will function under these circumstances.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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