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Meaning of “explore” in the English Dictionary

"explore" in British English

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exploreverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪkˈsplɔːr/  us   /-ˈsplɔːr/
B1 to ​search and ​discover (about something): to explore ​space The ​best way to explore the ​countryside is on ​foot. The ​children have gone exploring in the ​woods.B2 to ​think or ​talk about something in ​order to ​find out more about it: Let's explore this issue/​idea more ​fully.

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(Definition of explore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"explore" in American English

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exploreverb

 us   /ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr/
  • explore verb (TRAVEL)

[I/T] to ​travel to a new ​place to ​learn about it or ​becomefamiliar with it: [T] They set out to explore the ​city.
  • explore verb (DISCOVER)

[T] to ​try to ​discover; ​learn about: We have to explore new ​ways to ​marketourproducts. Many ​scholars have explored this ​issue.
(Definition of explore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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