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examine

ex·am·ine

examine

 
pronunciation:
ihg zae mihn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: examined, examines, examining
definition 1: to look at closely and carefully.
We examined an insect with a magnifying glass.
synonyms:
investigate, probe, scan, scrutinize, study, survey
similar words:
analyze, assess, check, comb, evaluate, explore, inspect, observe, plumb, scope, search, sift, test, view
definition 2: to test by asking questions.
The teacher examined the students in history.
synonyms:
quiz, test
similar words:
analyze, grill, interrogate, question
derivations: examinable (adj.), examiner (n.)
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