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explore meaning

EN[ɪkˈsplɔː] [ɪkˈsplɔɹ] [ɪkˈsplo(ː)ɹ] [ɪkˈsploə] [-ɔː(ɹ)]
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    Definition of explore in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGexploresPRexploringPT, PPexplored
    1. VI OBS To seek for something or after someone.
      1. VT To examine or investigate something systematically.
        1. The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand. ‎
      2. VT To travel somewhere in search of discovery.
        1. It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle. ‎
      3. VI (medicine) To examine diagnostically.
        1. VT To (seek) experience first hand.
          1. It is normal for a boy of this age to be exploring his sexuality. ‎
        2. VI To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.
          1. He was too busy exploring to notice his son needed his guidance. ‎
        3. VI To wander without any particular aim or purpose.
          1. The boys explored all around till cold and hunger drove them back to the campfire one by one. ‎
        4. VT To seek sexual variety, to sow one's wild oats.
        5. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Both centres are also exploring methods for pseudonymising patients, in order to track them through the system.
            • It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle. ‎
            • Perhaps the most exciting area in evolution is in exploring how rewiring the circuitry of genes produces different arthropod appendages, or wingspots on butterflies.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Draw a three-dimensional, to-scale picture of the item you explored.
            • The superantigenicity of the unprocessed TSST-1 polypeptide has to our knowledge, not been explored.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. fr explore
            2. fr explorer
            3. en explorer
            4. fr explorez
            5. en explored
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            Meaning of explore for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "explore" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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