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    snoop

    Dear teachers,

    The word snoop bears a negative meaning. Could you please kindly explain are there any positive words that bear the same meaning?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: snoop

    The word snoop bears a negative meaning. Could you please kindly explain are there any positive words that bear the same meaning?

    Part of the meaning of "snoop" is the sense of being sneaky or furtive, so any other word with "the same meaning" will also have that negative sense similar words: pry, eavesdrop.

    If you want a word or phrase that describes a similar act, but without necessarily having the sense of sneakiness, then possibly: enquire into (AmE, inquire), probe, investigate, look into, go into, delve into.

    not a teacher

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