Examine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzæmɪn|  American pronunciation of the word examine
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzamɪn|  British pronunciation of the word examine
- consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning (syn: analyse, analyze, canvass, study)
- observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect (syn: see)
The customs agent examined the baggage
- question or examine thoroughly and closely (syn: probe)
- question closely
- put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to (syn: essay, prove, test, try)


An accountant has been hired to examine the company's books.

The police examined the evidence carefully.

You should have your eyes examined.

He was examined by several doctors, who found nothing wrong with him.

The builder has been examining the wall for cracks.

The great pianist will examine the students in music.

A team of divers was sent down to examine the wreck.

Hegel's philosophy will be examined in detail in Chapter 4.

In the course, we will examine how and why Spain became a democracy in 1931.

The police will have to examine the weapon for fingerprints.

You will be examined on American history.

This doctor examines everyone for possible heart disease.

The customs agent examined the baggage

Both states set up commissions to examine their public schools.

They examine their products for defects.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: examine
he/she/it: examines
present participle: examining
past tense: examined
past participle: examined
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