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, 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.

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. John Viscount Morley:

    Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

  2. Benjamin Breyer:

    If someone has PTSD and is getting medicines for treatment, it makes sense to examine what is being given and to determine if adjustments that (cause) fewer sexual side effects can be made.

  3. Pat Cipollone:

    The Committee has failed to point to any authority establishing a legitimate legislative purpose for the Committee's unprecedented and extraordinarily intrusive demands : including the demand to examine the entire investigative files of numerous individuals whom the President has chosen as his senior advisors, as I have explained in multiple previous letters, it is clearly established as a matter of law that the decision to grant or deny a security clearance is a discretionary function that belongs exclusively to the Executive Branch.

  4. Susan S. Taylor:

    We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.

  5. Van Tilborgh:

    If you examine the painting fully, you see there truly are similarities to Van Gogh's other work.

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