What does examine mean?

Definitions for examine
ɪgˈzæm ɪnex·am·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvasverb

    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, seeverb

    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, examineverb

    question or examine thoroughly and closely

  4. examineverb

    question closely

  5. test, prove, try, try out, examine, essayverb

    put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

Wiktionary

  1. examineverb

    To observe or inspect carefully or critically.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  2. examineverb

    To check the health or condition of something or someone.

    The doctor examined the patient.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  3. examineverb

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

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  4. examineverb

    To interrogate.

    The witness was examined under oath.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Examineverb

    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. Examineverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Examine

    egz-am′in, v.t. to test: to inquire into: to question.—n. Exā′men, examination.—adj. Exam′inable.—ns. Exam′inant, an examiner; Exam′inate, one who is examined; Examinā′tion, careful search or inquiry: trial: testing of capacity of pupils, also contracted to Exam.; Examinēē′, one under examination; Exam′iner, Exam′inātor, one who examines.—p.adj. Exam′ining, that examines, or is appointed to examine. [Fr.,—L. examināreexamen (=exagmen), the tongue of a balance.]

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of examine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of examine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of examine in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    It’s really hard to cross-examine tweets.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

  3. Avigdor Lieberman:

    The court, which after more than 200,000 killed in Syria did not see fit to intervene ... finds it necessary to 'examine' the most moral army in the world, we will act in the international arena in order to bring an end to this court.

  4. Julia Jackson:

    As I was riding through here, this city, I noticed a lot of damage and it doesnt reflect my son, so Im really asking, and encouraging everyone in Wisconsin and abroad to take a moment and examine your heart. As I pray for my sons healing ... I also have been praying even before this for the healing of our country.

  5. Nicolaus Seefeld:

    Unfortunately, it was not possible to examine the strontium isotope ratio of the remaining individuals, because the teeth were too decayed and the result would have been distorted.

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