What is the difference between explorative and explore?

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Explorative is a related term of explore.

As a adjective explorative

is exploratory.

As a verb explore is

(obsolete) to seek for something or after someone.

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(en adjective)
  • exploratory
  • explore



  • (obsolete) To seek for something or after someone.
  • To examine or investigate something systematically.
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  • To travel somewhere in search of discovery.
  • (medicine) To examine diagnostically.
  • To (seek) experience first hand.
  • To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.
  • To wander without any particular aim or purpose.
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  • They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored' wherever they were permitted to ' explore , paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.


    * (examine or investigate systematically) delve into, research

    Derived terms

    * explorer