Synonyms of probe
1 examineDictionary • The more they probed into his background, the more suspicious they became. often with into
research • They research the needs of both employers and staff.
investigate • Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
explore • The film explores the relationship between artist and instrument.
test • Test the temperature of the water with your wrist.
search • Armed troops searched the hospital yesterday.
verify • A clerk simply verifies that the payment and invoice amount match.
sift • He has sifted the evidence and summarized it clearly.
dissect • People want to dissect his work.
scrutinize • She scrutinized his features.
investigationDictionary • a federal grand-jury probe into corruption within the FDA
investigation • He ordered an investigation into the affair.
study • the use of maps and visual evidence in the study of local history
research • His groundbreaking research will be vital in future developments.
inquiry • a murder inquiry
analysis • They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
examination • They have taken the documents away for examination.
exploration • an exploration of Celtic mythology
scrutiny • His private life came under media scrutiny.
inquest • The inquest into their deaths opened yesterday.
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analysisAnalysis is the scientific process of examining something in order to find out what it consists of.
• They collect blood samples for analysis at the laboratory.
dissectIf someone dissects something such as a theory, a situation, or a piece of writing, they consider and talk about each detail of it.
• People want to dissect his work.
examinationIf you examine something, you look at it carefully. (noun)
• They have taken the documents away for examination.
Thesaurus for probe from the Collins English Thesaurus
to search into or question closely