explore

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈsplɔːr/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈsplɔr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik splôr, -splōr)


Inflections of 'explore' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
explores
v 3rd person singular
exploring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
explored
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
explored
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

explore

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. explore the [city, forest, world, outdoors, seas]
  2. explored the [island, region, territory]
  3. explore [a virgin, an undiscovered] island
  4. (who) explored the [continent, Antarctic, Americas]
  5. explore the unknown
  6. explore the [idea, theory, concept] of
  7. exploring new [ideas, concepts]
  8. explore the [possibility, possibilities] of
  9. explore the [issue, problem, solution]
  10. explore your [options, possibilities]
  11. explore (it) in [more, greater]
  12. explore (it) in [detail, depth]
  13. explore a [variety, range, number] of
  14. explore and [develop, learn, refine, understand]
  15. explore by [subject, region, topic, category]
  16. explore to [determine, ensure, help, provide]
  17. have the [opportunity, option] to explore
  18. give you [room, time, more] to explore
  19. explored [on foot, by car]
  20. explore [in space, a planet, on Mars]
  21. explore with [satellites, probes, spacecraft]
  22. explore at sea
  23. explore on your own
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