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verb as in inspect

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Example Sentences

Every spacecraft that ever visited the moon, landed on Mars, buzzed by Jupiter, orbited Saturn, or reconnoitered Pluto would be a decidedly unidentified flying object to any alien intelligence that might encounter it.

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They sighted the port of Cavite in order to reconnoiter the strength of the fleet stationed there.

At daybreak, Havelock sent Colonel Tytler, with the eighteen volunteer horse, to reconnoiter.

Pressing on a few hundred yards to reconnoiter the Pomeroy road, we suddenly encountered the enemy.

Some of the warriors proposed riding back to the ridge with Painted Weasel to reconnoiter.

Darkness had already fallen, and White Otter determined to reconnoiter the plain before the first war party left the ravine.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reconnoiter, such as: examine, explore, inquire, look, probe, and scout.

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