Definition of “explore” - English Dictionary

“explore” in British English

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exploreverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪkˈsplɔːr/ us /ɪkˈsplɔːr/

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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us /ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr/

explore verb (TRAVEL)

[ I/T ] to travel to a new place to learn about it or become familiar 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 market our products.
Many scholars have explored this issue.

(Definition of “explore” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)