Synonyms of sound someone out in English:

sound someone out


See definition of sound someone out

phrase

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

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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