Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb explore

4 senses of explore

Sense 1
research, search, explore -- (inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness")
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 2
explore -- (travel to or penetrate into; "explore unknown territory in biology")
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 3
explore -- (examine minutely)
       => diagnose, name -- (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

Sense 4
explore -- (examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes)
       => diagnose -- (subject to a medical analysis)

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