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ex·am·ine

 (ĭg-zăm′ĭn)
tr.v. ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines
1.
a. To observe carefully or critically; inspect: examined the room for clues.
b. To study or analyze: examine a tissue sample under a microscope; examine the structure of a novel; examine one's own motives.
2. To test or check the condition or health of: examine a patient.
3. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises: Students are examined with standardized tests.
4. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate: examine a witness under oath. See Synonyms at ask.

[Middle English examinen, from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre, from exāmen, a weighing out, from exigere, to weigh out; see exact.]

ex·am′in·a·ble adj.
ex·am′in·er n.

examine

(ɪɡˈzæmɪn)
vb (tr)
1. to look at, inspect, or scrutinize carefully or in detail; investigate
2. (Education) education to test the knowledge or skill of (a candidate) in (a subject or activity) by written or oral questions or by practical tests
3. (Law) law to interrogate (a witness or accused person) formally on oath
4. (Medicine) med to investigate the state of health of (a patient)
[C14: from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre to weigh, from exāmen means of weighing; see examen]
exˈaminable adj
exˌamˈinaˈbility n
exˈaminer n
exˈamining adj

ex•am•ine

(ɪgˈzæm ɪn)

v.t. -ined, -in•ing.
1. to inspect or scrutinize carefully: to examine merchandise.
2. to observe, test, or investigate (a person's body or any part of it), esp. in order to evaluate general health or determine the cause of illness.
3. to inquire into or investigate: to examine one's motives.
4. to test the knowledge, reactions, or qualifications of (a pupil, candidate, etc.), as by questions.
5. Law. to interrogate regarding conduct or knowledge of facts: to examine a witness.
[1275–1325; < Middle French examiner < Latin exāmināre to weigh, examine, test; see examen]
ex•am′in•a•ble, adj.
ex•am`i•na•to′ri•al (-ə nəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
ex•am′in•er, n.
ex•am′in•ing•ly, adv.

examine


Past participle: examined
Gerund: examining

Imperative
examine
examine
Present
I examine
you examine
he/she/it examines
we examine
you examine
they examine
Preterite
I examined
you examined
he/she/it examined
we examined
you examined
they examined
Present Continuous
I am examining
you are examining
he/she/it is examining
we are examining
you are examining
they are examining
Present Perfect
I have examined
you have examined
he/she/it has examined
we have examined
you have examined
they have examined
Past Continuous
I was examining
you were examining
he/she/it was examining
we were examining
you were examining
they were examining
Past Perfect
I had examined
you had examined
he/she/it had examined
we had examined
you had examined
they had examined
Future
I will examine
you will examine
he/she/it will examine
we will examine
you will examine
they will examine
Future Perfect
I will have examined
you will have examined
he/she/it will have examined
we will have examined
you will have examined
they will have examined
Future Continuous
I will be examining
you will be examining
he/she/it will be examining
we will be examining
you will be examining
they will be examining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been examining
you have been examining
he/she/it has been examining
we have been examining
you have been examining
they have been examining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been examining
you will have been examining
he/she/it will have been examining
we will have been examining
you will have been examining
they will have been examining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been examining
you had been examining
he/she/it had been examining
we had been examining
you had been examining
they had been examining
Conditional
I would examine
you would examine
he/she/it would examine
we would examine
you would examine
they would examine
Past Conditional
I would have examined
you would have examined
he/she/it would have examined
we would have examined
you would have examined
they would have examined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.examine - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaningexamine - 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"
anatomize - analyze down to the smallest detail; "This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"
diagnose, name - determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
diagnose - subject to a medical analysis
survey, appraise - consider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes
compare - examine and note the similarities or differences of; "John compared his haircut to his friend's"; "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"
check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, suss out, look into, go over - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
assay - analyze (chemical substances)
reexamine, review - look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation"
audit, scrutinise, scrutinize, inspect - examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification; "audit accounts and tax returns"
screen - examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"
trace, follow - follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something; "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
sieve, sift - check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
look at, view, consider - look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
2.examine - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspectexamine - 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"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
x-ray - examine by taking x-rays
candle - examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light
autopsy - perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem
auscultate - examine by auscultation
survey - look over carefully or inspect; "He surveyed his new classmates"
glance over, scan, skim, rake, run down - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
scan - examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
peruse - examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"
scrutinise, scrutinize, size up, take stock - to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"
search, look - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
inspect - look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
check - make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"
3.examine - question or examine thoroughly and closelyexamine - question or examine thoroughly and closely
enquire, investigate, inquire - conduct an inquiry or investigation of; "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"
re-examine - question after cross-examination by opposing counsel; "re-examine one's witness"
investigate, look into - investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
hear, try - examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
4.examine - question closely
query, question - pose a question
quiz, test - examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
cross examine, cross question - question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side; "The witness was cross-examined by the defense"
catechize, catechise - examine through questioning and answering
grill - examine thoroughly; "the student was grilled for two hours on the subject of phonology"
5.examine - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use toexamine - put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
verify, control - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
float - circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
field-test - test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used; "The Army field tested the new tanks"

examine

verb
1. inspect, test, consider, study, check, research, review, survey, investigate, explore, probe, analyse, scan, vet, check out, ponder, look over, look at, sift through, work over, pore over, appraise, scrutinize, peruse, take stock of, assay, recce (slang), look at carefully, go over or through He examined her passport and stamped it.
2. check, analyse, check over The doctor examined her, but could find nothing wrong.
3. test, question, assess, quiz, evaluate, appraise, catechize the pressures of being judged and examined by our teachers
4. question, quiz, interrogate, cross-examine, grill (informal), give the third degree to (informal) I was called and examined as a witness.

examine

verb
1. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
2. To study closely or systematically:
3. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality:
Idioms: bring to the test, make trial of, put to the proof.
4. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill:
5. To put a question to (someone):
Translations
يَخْتَبِريَسْتَجْوِبيَفْحَصيَفْحَصُيَفْحَص بِدِقَّه
vyšetřitzkoumat
undersøgeeksaminereoverhørestudereudspørge
tutkia
pregledati
vizsgáztat
athuga, skoîa, kannaprófaprófa, yfirheyrarannsakaskoîa, athuga
試験する
조사하다
apklausaapklausinėjimasapklausinėtiapžiūrėjimasegzaminas
apskatīteksaminētizmeklētizpētītpratināt
izprašatipregledatipreveriti
undersöka
ตรวจสอบ
incelemekmuayene etmeksınav/imtihan yapmaksorgulamak
kiểm tra

examine

[ɪgˈzæmɪn] VT
1. [+ student, candidate] → examinar
I was examined in mathsme examinaron de matemáticas
2. (= inspect) [+ premises] → inspeccionar; [+ luggage] → registrar; [+ witness, suspect, accused] → interrogar
3. (= investigate) → estudiar, investigar
we are examining the questionestamos estudiando or investigando la cuestión
4. (Med) [+ patient] → examinar, hacer un reconocimiento médico a; [+ part of body] → examinar

examine

[ɪgˈzæmɪn] vt
(= look at carefully) → examiner
He examined her passport → Il a examiné son passeport.
[+ patient] → examiner
The doctor examined him → Le docteur l'a examiné.
[+ student] → interroger
[+ witness] → interroger
(= scrutinize) [+ idea, proposal, plan] → examiner; [+ evidence] → examiner
(= inspect) [+ machine, premises] → inspecter
[+ luggage] [person] → fouiller; [machine] → inspecter

examine

vt
(→ auf +acc) → untersuchen; documents, accountsprüfen; machine, passports, luggagekontrollieren; you need (to have) your head examined (inf)du solltest dich mal auf deinen Geisteszustand untersuchen lassen
pupil, candidateprüfen (→ in in +dat, → on über +acc)
(Med) → untersuchen
(Jur) suspect, accused, witnessverhören

examine

[ɪgˈzæmɪn] vt (inspect, machine, wreckage) → ispezionare; (luggage, passport) → controllare (Med) → visitare, esaminare; (witness, suspect) → interrogare; (test, pupil, candidate) to examine sb inesaminare qn in; (orally) → interrogare qn in

examine

(igˈzӕmin) verb
1. to look at closely; to inspect closely. They examined the animal tracks and decided that they were those of a fox.
2. (of a doctor) to inspect the body of thoroughly to check for disease etc. The doctor examined the child and said she was healthy.
3. to consider carefully. The police must examine the facts.
4. to test the knowledge or ability of (students etc). She examines pupils in mathematics.
5. to question. The lawyer examined the witness in the court case.
exˌamiˈnation noun
1. (a) close inspection. Make a thorough examination of the area where the crime took place; On examination the patient was discovered to have appendicitis.
2. (also exˈam) a test of knowledge or ability. school examinations; She is to take a French/dancing exam; (also adjective) examination/exam papers; He failed/passed the English exam.
3. (a) formal questioning (eg of a witness).
exˈaminer noun
a person who examines.

examine

يَفْحَصُ zkoumat undersøge untersuchen εξετάζω examinar tutkia examiner pregledati esaminare 試験する 조사하다 onderzoeken undersøke zbadać examinar осматривать undersöka ตรวจสอบ incelemek kiểm tra 考试

examine

vt. examinar, evaluar, investigar, indagar.

examine

vt explorar (form), reconocer (form), examinar, revisar (fam); May I examine your leg?..¿Puedo examinarle la pierna?
References in classic literature ?
The atmosphere of the whole house being summerlike, Laurie led the way from room to room, letting Jo stop to examine whatever struck her fancy.
A placard near by announced that they had been reduced in price from two dollars and fifty cents to one dollar and ninety-eight cents; and a young girl who stood behind the counter asked her if she wished to examine their line of silk hosiery.
Carr, alive only to the actual business that had brought him there, at once took possession of Fairfax, and began to disclose his plans for the working of the mine, occasionally halting to look at the work already done in the ditches, and to examine the field of his future operations.
It were better that they should crumble to ruin once in twenty years, or thereabouts, as a hint to the people to examine into and reform the institutions which they symbolize.
In the absorbing contemplation of the scarlet letter, I had hitherto neglected to examine a small roll of dingy paper, around which it had been twisted.
Captain D'Wolf applied immediately to the pumps to examine whether or not the vessel had received any damage from the shock, but we found that very happily it had escaped entirely uninjured.
Nevertheless, any one's experience will teach him, that though he can take in an undiscriminating sweep of things at one glance, it is quite impossible for him, attentively, and completely, to examine any two things --however large or however small --at one and the same instant of time; never mind if they lie side by side and touch each other.
It was now no longer something far off and faint, that you caught in whiffs; you could literally taste it, as well as smell it--you could take hold of it, almost, and examine it at your leisure.
The whole party examined the new comer with the interest with which a set of loafers in a rainy day usually examine every newcomer.
Inherited ideas are a curious thing, and interesting to observe and examine.
Once when she was a little creature of three or four years she suddenly brought her tiny foot down upon the floor in an apparent outbreak of indignation, then fetched it a backward wipe, and stooped down to examine the result.
Once I wished to examine some of the swords, but an American student said, "It would not be quite polite; these now in the windows all have red hilts or blue; they will bring in some with white hilts presently, and those you can handle freely.