Meaning of explore

ex•plore

Pronunciation: (ik-splôr', -splōr'), [key]
— v., -plored, -plor•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island.
  2. to look into closely; scrutinize; examine: Let us explore the possibilities for improvement.
  3. to investigate into, esp. mechanically, as with a probe.
  4. to search for; search out.
—v.i.
  1. to engage in exploration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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