What does examine mean?

Definitions for examine
ɪgˈzæm ɪnex·am·ine

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word examine.

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.

  2. examineverb

    To check the health or condition of something or someone.

    The doctor examined the patient.

  3. examineverb

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

  4. examineverb

    To interrogate.

    The witness was examined under oath.

  5. Etymology: From examiner, from examinare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXAMINEverb

    Etymology: examino, Latin.

    Let them examine themselves whether they repent them truly. , Cat.

    If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man. Acts iv. 9.

    We ought, before it be too late, to examine our souls, and provide for futurity. William Wake, Preparation for Death.

    Command his accusers to come unto thee, by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things. Acts.

    To write what may securely stand the test
    Of being well read over thrice at least,
    Compare each phrase, examine ev’ry line,
    Weigh ev’ry word, and every thought refine.

    When I began to examine the extent and certainty of our knowledge, I found it had a near connexion with words. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. examine

    An examination (exam or evaluation) or test is an educational assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics (e.g., beliefs). A test may be administered verbally, on paper, on a computer, or in a predetermined area that requires a test taker to demonstrate or perform a set of skills. Tests vary in style, rigor and requirements. There is no general consensus or invariable standard for test formats and difficulty. Often, the format and difficulty of the test is dependent upon the educational philosophy of the instructor, subject matter, class size, policy of the educational institution, and requirements of accreditation or governing bodies. A test may be administered formally or informally. An example of an informal test is a reading test administered by a parent to a child. A formal test might be a final examination administered by a teacher in a classroom or an IQ test administered by a psychologist in a clinic. Formal testing often results in a grade or a test score. A test score may be interpreted with regards to a norm or criterion, or occasionally both. The norm may be established independently, or by statistical analysis of a large number of participants. A test may be developed and administered by an instructor, a clinician, a governing body, or a test provider. In some instances, the developer of the test may not be directly responsible for its administration. For example, Educational Testing Service (ETS), a nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, develops standardized tests such as the SAT but may not directly be involved in the administration or proctoring of these tests.

ChatGPT

  1. examine

    Examine, as a verb, is defined as to inspect, look closely at, or study in detail in order to establish the nature, quality or condition of something. It could also mean to evaluate, analyze or investigate a subject, a situation, or an object. In clinical or medical terms, it means to investigate the health condition of someone.

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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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Fabrice Bregier:

    As a European citizen, and as the head of one of the few flourishing European enterprises, I hope the UK stays in Europe, but it is up to them to determine themselves, if the UK happened to leave then we would examine the consequences for our business. I think we will avoid this, because Europe has made progress on the basis of crises that subsequently lead to progress.

  4. Ashraf Ghani:

    There is no disagreement between us, but we needed time to assess and examine individuals.

  5. Judge Regina Chu:

    You should decide the case for yourself but only after you should have discussed the case with your fellow jurors and have carefully considered their views, you should not hesitate to re-examine your views and change your opinion if you become convinced they are erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other jurors disagree, or merely to reach a verdict.

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