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Synonyms for explore
ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. research, search, explore(verb)

    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. explore(verb)

    travel to or penetrate into

    "explore unknown territory in biology"

    search, research

  3. explore(verb)

    examine minutely

    search, research

  4. explore(verb)

    examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

    search, research


  1. explore(verb)

    delve, research

  2. explore(verb)

    To seek for something or after someone.

    research, delve

  3. explore(verb)

    To examine or investigate something systematically.

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

    research, delve

  4. explore(verb)

    To travel somewhere in search of discovery.

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

    delve, research

  5. explore(verb)

    To examine diagnostically.

    delve, research

  6. explore(verb)

    To (seek) experience first hand.

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

    research, delve

  7. explore(verb)

    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. explore(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explore(v. a.)

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

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How to use explore in a sentence?

  1. Wentworth Miller:

    Yes, there's a potential reunion, but will she even recognize him and is he even worthy of that relationship still? those are things that take time to explore and we didn't want to rush.

  2. Steve Bolze:

    We are willing to explore remedies to get this deal done.

  3. Richard Peirce:

    A shark has got no paws or hands, so if it wants to explore something, the only capability it's got to do that is to put it in its mouth, that's why we often get exploratory bites which don't result in death and sometimes don't even result in serious injury. If you go swimming and splashing away, you're almost inviting the shark to come give you an exploratory or an attack bite.

  4. Nora Volkow:

    We have started to explore the extent to which interventions that can decrease the amount of drug consumed can have benefits to the individual, it would be valuable to decrease the amount of drug consumed.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Pressing on gives one a chance to explore himself or herself and then fall in love with himself or herself again. But on the contrary, giving up makes a person depressed and miserable. Now that simply implies, it is wiser and advisable to hold on and press on when challenged than to quit. -Emeasoba George

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