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examine

ex·am·ine

examine

 
pronunciation:
ihg zae mihn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: examined, examines, examining
definition 1: to inspect or evaluate thoroughly.
The archaeologist examined the coins that were found on the site.The detective examined the fingerprints.
synonyms:
investigate, peruse, probe, scan, scrutinize, study, survey
similar words:
analyze, assess, audit, check, comb, evaluate, explore, inspect, observe, overlook, plumb, scope, scour, search, sift, test, view
definition 2: to test by asking questions or posing problems for solution.
The students will be examined on all aspects of the material covered in the course.The committee examined each candidate before making a decision.
synonyms:
quiz, test
similar words:
analyze, catechize, grill, interrogate, question
definition 3: to inspect (a body or body part), esp. in order to ascertain general health or cause of illness.
The doctor examined my sore foot.
similar words:
assess, check, diagnose, explore, inspect
definition 4: in law, to formally interrogate.
Do you wish to examine this witness?
synonyms:
interrogate, question
similar words:
cross-examine, grill, hear, query, quiz
derivations: examinable (adj.), examiner (n.)
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