Examine is defined as to analyze, inspect or carefully study.(verb)
An example of examine is looking at an insect under a microscope.
See examine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME examinen < OFr examiner < L examinare, to weigh, ponder, examine < examen, tongue of a balance, examination < ex-, out + base of agere, to lead, move: see act
See examine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines
Origin: Middle English examinen
Origin: , from Old French examiner
Origin: , from Latin exāmināre
Origin: , from exāmen, a weighing out
Origin: , from exigere, to weigh out; see exact.
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