Reconnoitre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekəˈnɔɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word reconnoitre
Brit.  |ˌrɛkəˈnɔɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word reconnoitre


- explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody (syn: reconnoiter, scout)


An expedition reconnoitered the coast to find out the exact location of enemy forces.

They were sent ahead to reconnoiter.

I rode forward to reconnoitre.

All morning, the world's top cyclists have been reconnoitring the course.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reconnoitre
he/she/it: reconnoitres
present participle: reconnoitring
past tense: reconnoitred
past participle: reconnoitred
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