Explore - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsplɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word explore
Brit.  |ɪkˈsplɔː|  British pronunciation of the word explore


- inquire into (syn: research, search)
- travel to or penetrate into

explore unknown territory in biology

- examine minutely
- examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes


Researchers are exploring how language is acquired by children.

The book explores a number of controversial issues.

You need to explore your feelings on this subject more carefully.

an opportunity to explore different activities

The children were encouraged to explore mathematics.

I decided to go out and explore the town.

They were sent to explore unknown regions of Africa.

Management need to explore ways of improving office security.

I'm going to explore the possibility of a part-time job.

Venice is a wonderful city to explore.

Gingerly she explored the bump on her head with her fingers.

Come explore the natural wonders of the American West.

They were sent on an expedition to explore the western frontier.

...we began to explore the hither bank while our companions crossed the creek to explore the yonder bank...

...with said guidebook in hand, we set off to explore the city...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: explore
he/she/it: explores
present participle: exploring
past tense: explored
past participle: explored
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