英 [ɪk'splɔː; ek-]
- vt. 探索；探测；探险
- vi. 探索；探测；探险
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ex-, 向外。-plor, 大叫，哭喊，词源同deplore. 原指猎人在打猎时通过叫声把鸟赶出山林，后词义引申为探索。
- explore:  Etymologically, to explore is to look for something by shouting. The word comes ultimately from Latin explorare ‘investigate’, which was based on the verb plorare ‘wail, cry out’ (source also of English deplore  and implore ), and it is thought that the word’s original scenario may have been hunters shouting to flush out (Latin ex- ‘out’) their quarry.
=> deplore, implore
- explore (v.)
- 1580s, "to investigate, examine," a back-formation from exploration, or else from Middle French explorer (16c.), from Latin explorare "investigate, search out, examine, explore," said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "set up a loud cry," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + plorare "to weep, cry." Compare deplore. Second element also is explained as "to make to flow," from pluere "to flow." Meaning "to go to a country or place in quest of discoveries" is first attested 1610s. Related: Explored; exploring.
- 1. I would creep in and with stealthy footsteps explore the second-floor.
- 2. The two hotel-restaurants are attractive bases from which to explore southeast Tuscany.
- 3. I just wanted to explore Paris, read Sartre, listen to Sidney Bechet.
- 4. Children use fantasy to explore worrying aspects of real life.
- 5. I want to explore and get in touch with my inner self.
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