Definitions for examineɪgˈzæm ɪn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. examine, see(verb)

    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"

  3. probe, examine(verb)

    question or examine thoroughly and closely

  4. examine(verb)

    question closely

  5. 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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. examine(Verb)

    To observe or inspect carefully or critically.

  2. examine(Verb)

    To check the health or condition of something or someone.

    The doctor examined the patient.

  3. examine(Verb)

    To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.

  4. examine(Verb)

    To interrogate.

    The witness was examined under oath.

  5. Origin: From examiner, from examinare.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Examine(verb)

    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

  2. Examine(verb)

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2696

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Verbs Frequency: #241


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