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Meaning of EXAMINE

Pronunciation:  ig'zamin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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. [v]  question closely
  3. [v]  question or examine thoroughly and closely
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"

EXAMINE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: analyse, analyze, canvass, essay, probe, prove, see, study, test, try, try out
 See Also: anatomize, appraise, assay, audit, auscultate, autopsy, candle, catechise, catechize, check, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, compare, consider, control, cross examine, cross question, diagnose, field-test, float, follow, glance over, go over, hear, inspect, inspect, investigate, investigate, judge, look, look at, look into, look into, name, peruse, query, question, quiz, rake, reexamine, re-examine, review, run down, scan, screen, scrutinise, scrutinise, scrutinize, scrutinize, search, sieve, sift, size up, skim, survey, survey, suss out, take stock, test, trace, try, verify, view, x-ray



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*am"ine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Examined}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Examining}.] [L. examinare, examinatum, fr. examen,
examinis: cf. F. examiner. See {Examen}.]
1. 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.

         Examine well your own thoughts.       --Chaucer.

         Examine their counsels and their cares. --Shak.

2. 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.

         The offenders that are to be examined. --Shak.

Syn: To discuss; debate; scrutinize; search into;
     investigate; explore. See {Discuss}.

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