Definitions for examineɪgˈzæm ɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•am•ineɪgˈzæm ɪn(v.t.)-ined, -in•ing.
to inspect or scrutinize carefully:
to examine merchandise.
to observe, test, or investigate (a person's body or any part of it), esp. in order to evaluate general health or determine the cause of illness.
to inquire into or investigate:
to examine one's motives.
to test the knowledge, reactions, or qualifications of (a pupil, candidate, etc.), as by questions.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Education
Law. to interrogate regarding conduct or knowledge of facts:
to examine a witness.
Origin of examine:
1275–1325; < MF examiner < L exāmināre to weigh, examine, test; see examen
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas(verb)
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
"The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
question or examine thoroughly and closely
test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay(verb)
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
"This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to look at sth closely and thoroughly
The doctor examined her for symptoms.; She examined his face, to see if he was angry.
to study in detail
We will examine all options.
to ask sb questions in law court
***lawyers examining a witness
to test knowledge
Students are examined in language and math.
To observe or inspect carefully or critically.
To check the health or condition of something or someone.
The doctor examined the patient.
To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
The witness was examined under oath.
Origin: From examiner, from examinare.
to test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully with a view to discover the real character or state of; to subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a proposition, theory, or question
to interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2696
Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Verbs Frequency: #241
Translations for examine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to look at closely; to inspect closely
They examined the animal tracks and decided that they were those of a fox.
- يَفْحَص بِدِقَّهArabic
- examinarPortuguese (BR)
- undersøge; studereDanish
- εξετάζω, επιθεωρώGreek
- inspeccionar, examinarSpanish
- بررسی کردنFarsi
- परीक्षा करनाHindi
- athuga, skoða, kannaIcelandic
- apžiūrėti, ištyrinėtiLithuanian
- apskatīt; izmeklētLatvian
- granske, undersøke, inspisereNorwegian
- badać, przyglądać sięPolish
- بررسی کردنPersian
- ازمييل، څرګندول، بلټل، (اصط) تلل: پوښتلPashto
- a cerceta, a examinaRomanian
- undersöka, granskaSwedish
- 檢驗，細查Chinese (Trad.)
- بغور جائزہ لیناUrdu
- khảo sátVietnamese
- 检验，细查Chinese (Simp.)
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