Definition of exploro
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LNS
explōrō, explōrāre, explōrāvī, explōrātus
ex, ploro
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to search out, seek to discover, to examine, investigate, explore
  2. examined, ascertained, known
  3. to spy out, reconnoitre
  4. To try, test, put to the proof
Abbreviations
ex-plōro, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., to search out, seek to discover, to examine, investigate, explore (class.; in Cic. esp. freq. in the part. perf. and P. a.; syn.: speculor, scitor, sciscitor, percontor, quaero, interrogo). In gen. With acc.: explora rem totam, Cic. Att. 6, 8, 5: fugam domini, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 17, § 44: ambitum Africae, Plin. 5, 1, 1, § 8: altera (manus) motu caecum iter explorat, Ov. M. 10, 456: vehiculorum onera, Suet. Tib. 18: glebas gustu, Col. 2, 2, 20: panis potionisque bonitatem gustu, Tac. A. 12, 66 et saep.: ad explorandum idoneum locum castris, for choosing out, Caes. B. C. 1, 81, 1: insidias, to seek out, Verg. G. 3, 537.

— With rel. clause: explorare, qui homines inhabitarent, Petr. 116: apud se explorare, an expediat sibi consilium, Dig. 17, 1, 2 fin.: exploratum est, ubi controversia incipiat, Quint. 7, 1, 8.

— In the part. perf., examined, ascertained, known: exploratum et provisum, Plaut. Capt. 3, 4, 110: jam explorata nobis sunt ea, quae, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 13: perspecta et explorata perscribere, id. Att. 3, 15, 8; cf.: res non incertis jactatae rumoribus, sed compertae et exploratae, Liv. 42, 13, 1: de numero eorum omnia se habere explorata Remi dicebant, Caes. B. G. 2, 4, 4; id. B. C. 2, 31, 5.

—In abl. neutr. absol.: explorato, it being ascertained, i. e. when he knew: explorato, jam profectos amicos, Tac. H. 2, 49. In partic. In milit. lang., to spy out, reconnoitre: speculatoribus in omnes partes dimissis, explorat, quo commodissime itinere vallum transire possit, Caes. B. G. 5, 49 fin.; cf. id. ib. 5, 50, 3: itinera egressusque ejus, postremo loca atque tempora cuncta explorat, Sall. J. 35, 5: Siciliam adiit, Africam exploravit, Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 12, 34: occulte explorare loca, Caes. B. C. 1, 66, 2: explorato hostium consilio, Hirt. B. G. 8, 18, 2.

—In the neutr. absol.: ante explorato et subsidiis positis, Liv. 23, 42, 9; so id. 23, 43, 7; 27, 2 fin.

— To try, test, put to the proof (perh. not ante-Aug.): et suspensa focis explorat robora fumus, Verg. G. 1, 175: taurus in adversis explorat cornua truncis, Luc. 2, 603; cf.: hoc jugulo dextram explora, Sil. 11, 358: animos, Ov. A. A. 1, 456; Liv. 37, 7, 10: explorans quid hostes agerent, id. 37, 28, 6: haec exploranda per impigros juvenes esse, id. 22, 55: secundae res animos, Tac. H. 1, 15: tyranni fidem, Luc. 8, 582.

—Hence, explōrātus, a, um, P. a. Lit., ascertained; hence, established, confirmed, certain, sure: ut ei jam exploratus et domi conditus consulatus videretur, Cic. Mur. 24, 49: magna et prope explorata spes, id. Phil. 10, 10, 20; id. Off. 3, 33, 117; id. Tusc. 5, 9, 27: victoria, Caes. B. G. 7, 52, 2: ratio, Cic. N. D. 1, 23, 64: litterae exploratae a timore, i. e. affording certainty, confidence, id. Att. 3, 17, 1 et saep.: de quo mihi exploratum est, ita esse, ut scribis, I am certain, convinced, id. Fam. 2, 16, 6; cf. id. Ac. 2, 17, 54: quis est tam stultus, cui sit exploratum, se ad vesperum esse victurum? id. de Sen. 19, 67: in qua (amicitia) nihil fidum, nihil exploratum habeas, id. Lael. 26, 97: exploratam habere pacem, id. Phil. 7, 6, 16: (Deus) habet exploratum, fore, etc., id. N. D. 1, 19, 51: pro explorato habebat, etc., Caes. B. G. 6, 5, 3.

—Comp.: facilior et exploratior devitatio legionum fore videtur, etc., Cic. Att. 16, 2, 4.

—Sup.: exploratissima victoria, Vell. 84, 1.

—Adv.: explōrātē, with certainty, for a certainty, securely, surely (for the most part only in Cic.): haec ita sentio, judico, ad te explorate scribo, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 15, b. 3; cf. judicare, Planc. in Cic. Fam. 10, 8, 6: satis explorate perceptum et cognitum, Cic. N. D. 1, 1, 1: navigare, id. Fam. 16, 8, 1.

—Comp.: exploratius promittere, Cic. Fam. 6, 1, 5.

— Sup. seems not to occur.
 
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