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Synonyms for explore
ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊrex·plore

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  1. exploreverb

    research, delve

  2. exploreverb

    To seek for something or after someone.

    research, delve

  3. exploreverb

    To examine or investigate something systematically.

    The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand.

    research, delve

  4. exploreverb

    To travel somewhere in search of discovery.

    It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle.

    delve, research

  5. exploreverb

    To examine diagnostically.

    delve, research

  6. exploreverb

    To (seek) experience first hand.

    It is normal for a boy of this age to be exploring his sexuality.

    research, delve

  7. exploreverb

    To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.

    He was too busy exploring to notice his son needed his guidance

    delve, research

  8. exploreverb

    To wander without any particular aim or purpose.

    The boys explored all around till cold and hunger drove them back to the campfire one by one

    delve, research

Princeton's WordNet

  1. research, search, exploreverb

    inquire into

    "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

    seek, search, look, look for, research

  2. exploreverb

    travel to or penetrate into

    "explore unknown territory in biology"

    search, research

  3. exploreverb

    examine minutely

    search, research

  4. exploreverb

    examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

    search, research

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exploreverb

    examine, scrutinize, investigate, search into, inquire into, pry into

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How to use explore in a sentence?

  1. Leo Varadkar:

    We always said we are willing to explore alternative arrangements ... But so far I think it is fair to say that what we are seeing falls very far short of what we need, the gap is very wide.

  2. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    What we are seeking to do is have an opportunity to talk about options that might be available in the area of prisoner transfer or prisoner swap, absolutely no details, but we are seeking opportunities to explore every option that might be available to us every avenue that might be available to save the lives of these two men.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    The best way to get rid of FEAR, is to have : F - Faith on themselves E - Eagerness to explore the possibilities A - Awareness to understand the situation R - Responsiveness to adapt the change

  4. Ben Savage:

    Now that we are kind of comfortable in our characters’ skin we can kind of explore them more. Riley faces a lot more with Lucas. We address that whole relationship, and then a lot more with all of the kids. i think what it’s really about is we are tackling issues that a lot of kids in middle school and in eighth grade have to deal with.

  5. Bill Daly:

    We will further explore the situation privately before taking any affirmative position on next steps.

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