What does examine mean?

Definitions for examine
ɪgˈzæm ɪnex·am·ine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word examine.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. examine(Verb)

    To observe or inspect carefully or critically.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  2. examine(Verb)

    To check the health or condition of something or someone.

    The doctor examined the patient.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  3. examine(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

  4. examine(Verb)

    To interrogate.

    The witness was examined under oath.

    Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

Webster Dictionary

  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

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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  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

How to pronounce examine?

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How to say examine in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Hiroshi Miyazaki:

    Eventually, the slowing economy will hurt employment, so there is a growing chance the BOJ will have to re-examine its policies.

  2. Woodrow Wilson:

    If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in face, you should go home and examine your consicence.

  3. Evelyn Yang:

    I was in the exam room and I was dressed and ready to go. And then, at the last minute, he kind of made upan excuse, he said something about --You might need a C-section, and then he proceeded to grab me over to him and undress me and examine me internally ungloved. And at first, I was a little bit like, Whats going on here?

  4. Michael Siegel:

    When you examine the relationship between brand-specific advertising and underage youth consumption by brand, there is a very strong and consistent relationship.

  5. 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 my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

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