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probe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of probe

  1. 1 to search through or into <tabloid reporters who seem determined to probe every detail of the singer's private life> Synonyms delve (into), dig (into), examine, inquire (into), investigate, look (into), explore, researchRelated Words inspect, sift, study, view; browse, cruise, peruse, scan, skim (through), surf, thumb (through); coinvestigate, reinvestigate

  2. 2 to go into or range over for purposes of discovery <probing the depths of the undersea trench> Synonyms hunt, explore, prospect, search, skirrRelated Words reconnoiter (or reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound




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