feel (v.) Old form(s): feele
test, discover, sound out
H5 IV.i.121[disguised King Henry to Bates, of his comments about the King] you speak this to feel other men's minds
KL I.ii.87[Edmund to Gloucester, of Edgar's supposed letter] he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour
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