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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. examināre—examen (=exagmen), the tongue of a balance.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2696
Rank popularity for the word 'examine' in Verbs Frequency: #241
The numerical value of examine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of examine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
It’s really hard to cross-examine tweets.
One can examine the edges to see if they are broken.
With every carcass that we examine we find something new.
We want to examine in detail the sections declared ... unconstitutional.
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Translations for examine
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- изследвам, изпитвам, разпитвам, преглеждам, проучвамBulgarian
- zkoušet, vyšetřitCzech
- untersuchen, befragen, prüfenGerman
- auscultar, analizar, examinarSpanish
- tutkia, kuulustella, tarkastellaFinnish
- egzamineHaitian Creole
- զննել, քննելArmenian
- 検査, 調べる, 尋問, 診察Japanese
- 검사, 조사Korean
- undersøke, eksaminereNorwegian
- осматривать, испытать, осмотреть, испытыватьRussian
- undersöka, fråga ut, observera, undersSwedish
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