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Examine meaning

examine - 3 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. To search; scrutinize; inquire into; question.

examine - examples of usage

  1. Those that have been there before will either turn away in alarm, or else examine the blind very cautiously on all sides. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. When one fore foot only and the head appear, or both fore feet without the head, or the head without the fore feet, examine. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Let us now examine Mr. Allen's record in the matter of natural selection. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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