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Another word for probe

  1. The act or an instance of exploring or investigating

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  2. Something, as a remark, used to determine the attitude of another

      1. Something, such as a hint or question, designed to elicit the attitudes or intentions of others.
      2. A sensory or tactile organ, such as an antenna, tentacle, or barbel.
  3. A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something

      1. Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
      2. An act or period of such study:
      3. To engage in or perform research.
      1. The act or process of investigating:
      2. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
      1. The act of inquiring into a matter; an investigation.
      2. An inquest.
      3. A tribunal formerly held in the Roman Catholic Church and directed at the suppression of heresy.
      1. The act of inquiring:
      2. A question; a query:
      3. A close examination of a matter:
      1. An investigation conducted by a coroner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the cause of death of a person when the cause may be criminal.
      2. A hearing conducted by a judge or magistrate to determine damages when a defendant has defaulted.
      3. A judicial inquiry into a specified matter, such as a person's mental condition.
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  1. To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information

      1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
      2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
      3. To search as a scout:
      1. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
      2. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
      3. An act of reconnoitering.
      1. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
      2. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
      1. To seek information by asking a question:
      2. To make an inquiry or investigation:
      3. To ask, especially politely or formally:
      1. To investigate systematically; examine:
      2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
      3. To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
      1. To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
      2. To make or form by removing earth or other material:
      3. To prepare (soil) by loosening or cultivating.
      1. To search deeply and laboriously:
      2. To research or make inquiries into something:
      3. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
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  2. To test the attitude of

      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. to cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means

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