Examine

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 examine — ex·am·ine vt ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing 1: to investigate or inspect closely examine the title compare audit 2: to question closely esp. in a court proceeding compare depose …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 examine — UK US /ɪgˈzæmɪn/ verb [T] ► to check or study something carefully, especially to prove an idea, learn new information, or discover possible problems: thoroughly/closely/carefully examine sth »The company’s financial statements will then be… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 examiné — examiné, ée (è gza mi né, née) part. passé. 1°   Les lieux examinés avec soin. •   .... Mais sur la foi d un songe, Dans le sang d un enfant voulez vous qu on se plonge ? Vous ne savez encor de quel père il est né, Quel il est. On le craint, tout …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 examine — [v1] analyze, test appraise, assay, audit, canvass, case, check, check out, chew over*, consider, criticize, delve into, dig into, explore, eye*, finger*, frisk, go into, go over, go through, gun*, inquire, inspect, investigate, look over, look… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 examiné — Examiné, [examin]ée. part. On dit fig. qu Un habit, que du linge est bien examiné, pour dire, qu Il est bien usé. Ce manteau est bien examiné, il monstre la corde …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 examine — [eg zam′ən, igzam′ən] vt. examined, examining [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 ACT1] 1. to look at or into… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 examine — c.1300, from O.Fr. examiner interrogate, question, torture, from L. examinare to test or try; weigh, consider, ponder, from examen a means of weighing or testing, probably ultimately from exigere weigh accurately (see EXACT (Cf. exact)). Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 examine — 1 inspect, *scrutinize, scan, audit Analogous words: *analyze, dissect, resolve: contemplate, observe, survey, view, notice, note (see SEE) 2 question, interrogate, quiz, catechize, *ask, query, inquire Analogous words: penetrate, probe (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 examine — ► VERB 1) inspect closely to determine the nature or condition of. 2) test the knowledge or proficiency of. 3) Law formally question (a defendant or witness) in court. DERIVATIVES examinee noun examiner noun. ORIGIN Latin examinare weigh, test …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 examine — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, closely, in detail, minutely ▪ Each case must be carefully examined. ▪ We shall now proceed to examine these two aspects of the problem in detail. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 examine — v. 1) to examine carefully, closely, thoroughly 2) (D; tr.) to examine for (to examine a car for defects) 3) (D; tr.) to examine in (to examine students in physics) * * * [ɪg zæmɪn] closely thoroughly to examine carefully (D; tr.) to examine for… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 examine — ex|am|ine W2S3 [ıgˈzæmın] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: examiner, from Latin examinare, from examen weighing out ] 1.) to look at something carefully and thoroughly because you want to find out more about it ▪ A team of divers was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 examine — examinable, adj. examinatorial /ig zam euh neuh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. examiner, n. examiningly, adv. /ig zam in/, v.t., examined, examining. 1. to inspect or scrutinize carefully: to examine a prospective purchase. 2. to observe, test, or… …

    Universalium

  • 15 examine */*/*/ — UK [ɪɡˈzæmɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms examine : present tense I/you/we/they examine he/she/it examines present participle examining past tense examined past participle examined 1) to look at something carefully in order to find out… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 examine — ex•am•ine [[t]ɪgˈzæm ɪn[/t]] v. t. ined, in•ing 1) to inspect or scrutinize carefully: to examine merchandise[/ex] 2) med to observe, test, or investigate (a person s body or any part of it), esp. in order to evaluate general health or determine… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 examine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. investigate, inspect, survey, prove, canvass, search; scrutinize, peruse, dissect, scan; test, interrogate, try, question; audit, review. See attention, inquiry, evidence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 examine — 01. The doctor [examined] him, and could find nothing wrong. 02. Engineers are [examining] the wreckage of the aircraft in an attempt to determine why it crashed. 03. Detectives [examined] the body to see if there were any clues to the cause of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 examine — verb (T) 1 to look at something carefully, in order to make a decision, find something, check something etc: After examining the evidence, I can find no truth in these claims. | examine sth for: The police will have to examine the weapon for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 examine — /əgˈzæmən / (say uhg zamuhn), /ɛg / (say eg ) verb (t) (examined, examining) 1. to inspect or scrutinise carefully; inquire into or investigate. 2. to test the knowledge, reactions, or qualifications of (a pupil, candidate, etc.), as by questions …

    Australian English dictionary