Ex*plore" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Explored(?);p. pr. & vb. n. Exploring.] [L. explorare to explore; ex out+plorare to cry out aloud,prob. orig., to cause to flow; perh. akin to E. flow: cf. F. explorer.]


To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for.


Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs. Pope.


To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science.

"Hidden frauds [to] explore."



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