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Definition of "explore" []

  • To investigate systematically; examine: explore every possibility. (verb-transitive)
  • To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery: exploring outer space. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine To examine for diagnostic purposes. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a careful examination or search: scientists who have been known to explore in this region of the earth. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "explore" in a sentence
  • "Abandon hope all ye who enter here: to explore is to become lost."
  • "The most interesting page to explore is titled What Is Not Part of the Department of Education's Role?"
  • "Any country that doesn't explore is going to ultimately recede"