[ik-splawr, -splohr]

explore Definition

  • 1to travel through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it
  • 2to examine something in detail in order to discover more about it
  • 3to think or talk about something in order to find out more about it

Using explore: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "explore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    They explored the Amazon jungle for months.

  • Example

    The researchers are exploring new methods of cancer treatment.

  • Example

    Let's explore the possibility of working together.

  • Example

    She loves to explore different cultures when she travels.

explore Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for explore

Phrases with explore

  • to consider all possible options or solutions


    We need to explore all avenues before making a decision.

  • explore new horizons

    to seek out and experience new things or opportunities


    After graduation, she decided to explore new horizons by traveling the world.

  • to search thoroughly and carefully in every part of a place or thing


    The detectives explored every nook and cranny of the crime scene looking for evidence.

Origins of explore

from Latin 'explorare', meaning 'to investigate'


Summary: explore in Brief

To 'explore' [ik-splawr, -splohr] means to travel through an unfamiliar area, examine something in detail, or think/talk about something to learn more. Examples include exploring the Amazon jungle, exploring new methods of cancer treatment, and exploring different cultures. Phrases like 'explore all avenues' and 'explore new horizons' denote considering all options and seeking new experiences. 'Explore every nook and cranny' implies searching thoroughly.

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