Synonyms of sound someone out in English:

sound someone out

See definition of sound someone out


1‘he sounded people out and found the responses favourable’


canvass, test the opinions of, survey, poll, question, interview, sample

test the water, see how the land lies

informal pump

2‘officials arrived to sound out public opinion’


investigate, test, check, examine, probe, carry out an investigation of, conduct a survey of, research, research into, carry out research into, explore, look into, canvass, elicit