Meaning of PROBE in English

I. noun

Synonyms: inquiry 1, delving, inquest, inquisition, investigation, probing, quest, research

II. verb


Synonyms: explore , delve (into), dig (into), go (into), inquire (into), investigate, look (into), prospect, sift


to try to find out (as by discreet questioning) the views or intentions of

probed the neighbors on the subject of political reform

Synonyms: feel out, sound (out)

Related Word: ask, catechize, examine, inquire, interrogate, query, quiz

Idioms: feel the pulse, launch a trial balloon, put out a feeler, see how the land lies, see which way the wind blows, test the water(s)


Synonyms: scout , reconnoiter

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