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verb explore pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈsplɔː(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexplore
he/she/itexplores
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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