Examine definitions

ĭg-zăm'ĭn
To test or check the condition or health of.

Examine a patient.

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To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.

Students are examined with standardized tests.

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To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate.

Examine a witness under oath.

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To study or analyze an organic material.
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To test or check the condition or health of.
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To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into.
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To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
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To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
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Examine is defined as to analyze, inspect or carefully study.

An example of examine is looking at an insect under a microscope.

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He examined the crime scene for clues.

She examined the hair sample under a microscope.

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To check the health or condition of something or someone.

The doctor examined the patient.

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To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
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The witness was examined under oath.

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To observe carefully or critically; inspect.

Examined the room for clues.

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To study or analyze.

Examine a tissue sample under a microscope; examine the structure of a novel; examine one's own motives.

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Origin of examine

Middle English examinen from Old French examiner from Latin exāmināre from exāmen a weighing out from exigere to weigh out exact