explore - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb 

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/ɪkˈsplɔː(r)/
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.