probe

probe
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. prod, pierce, stab; sound, fathom; search, investigate, sift, explore; verify. See inquiry, measurement.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. exploration, scrutiny, inquiry; see examination 1 .
v.
Syn. investigate, pierce deeply, penetrate; see examine 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
investigation, examination, inquiry, inquisition, exploration, study, scrutiny, feeler.
II
v.
investigate, examine, inquire, look into, explore, study, scrutinize, analyze, check out, poke about, interrogate.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The act or an instance of exploring or investigating: exploration, investigation, reconnaissance. See INVESTIGATE. 2. Something, as a remark, used to determine the attitude of another: feeler. Idiom: trial balloon. See INVESTIGATE. 3. A seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something: inquest, inquiry, inquisition, investigation, research. See INVESTIGATE. II verb 1. To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information: delve, dig, explore, inquire, investigate, look into, reconnoiter, scout1. See INVESTIGATE. 2. To test the attitude of: feel out, sound3 (out). Idioms: put out feelers, send up a trial balloon. See INVESTIGATE.

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