Synonyms of probe


1. probe, investigation, inquiry, enquiry, research

usage: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"

2. probe, surgical instrument

usage: a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

3. probe, exploration

usage: an exploratory action or expedition

4. probe, research

usage: an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity


1. probe, examine, investigate, look into

usage: question or examine thoroughly and closely

2. probe, dig into, poke into, penetrate, perforate

usage: examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"

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Definition and meaning of probe (Dictionary)