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- v. To perform a reconnaissance (of an area; an enemy position); to scout with the aim of gaining information.
- v. To recognise.
- n. An act or instance of reconnoitring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
From French reconnoître (obsolete spelling of reconnaître), from Latin recognoscere ("to recognise"). Contrarily, there is also an obsolete 19th-century British English spelling reconnaitre (now reconnoitre). (Wiktionary)