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examine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  examine 
  v  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"  [syn:  {analyze}, 
  {analyse},  {study}] 
  2:  observe  carefully  or  inspect;  "The  customs  agent  examined 
  the  baggage" 
  3:  question  or  examine  thoroughly  and  closely  [syn:  {probe}] 
  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"  [syn:  {test},  {prove},  {try},  {try  out}, 
  {essay}] 




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