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English Dictionary: examine by the DICT Development Group
2 results for examine
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): examine, see
  3. question or examine thoroughly and closely
    Synonym(s): probe, examine
  4. question closely
  5. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
    Synonym(s): test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Examine \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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