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Definition 1: an exploratory action or expedition - [noun denoting act]

(probe is a kind of ...) a careful systematic search

Definition 2: an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity - [noun denoting act]

(probe is a kind of ...) systematic investigation to establish facts

Definition 3: a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities - [noun denoting artifact]

(probe is a kind of ...) a medical instrument used in surgery

Definition 4: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where probe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a congressional probe into the scandal

Synonyms for probe in the sense of this definition

(probe is a kind of ...) a search for knowledge

"their pottery deserves more research than it has received"

(... is a kind of probe ) an investigation undertaken in the hope (but not the stated purpose) of discovering information

Definition 5: question or examine thoroughly and closely - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for probe in the sense of this definition

(probe is a kind of ...) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(... is a kind of probe ) conduct an inquiry or investigation of

"The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities" "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

(... is a kind of probe ) question after cross-examination by opposing counsel

"re-examine one's witness"

(... is a kind of probe ) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

"The jury had heard all the evidence" "The case will be tried in California"

Definition 6: examine physically with or as if with a probe - [verb of contact]

Samples where probe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • probe an anthill

Synonyms for probe in the sense of this definition

(probe is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

(... is a kind of probe ) wear or cut gutters into

"The heavy rain guttered the soil"

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