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Definition of examine:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Synonyms:

look, show, watch, go behind, sound out, sample, realise, get wind, pick up, image, study, track down, judge, cross-examine, poke into, sit on, construe, search, psychoanalyze, take in, find out, try, look into, take, go out, turn over, experiment, evidence, break down, go into, envision, ascertain, get a line, witness, strain, criticize, reconnoiter, rise, psychoanalyse, determine, ensure, smell out, research, thresh out, figure, check out, see to it, go through, adjudicate, run into, check up on, read, interpret, control, analyse, audition, screen, attempt, find, try on, con, vet, dig into, get word, discover, take care, meet, stress, case, fathom, bear witness, size up, turn up, analyze, demonstrate, audit, come across, run across, visualize, essay, weigh, feel out, canvass, realize, probe, date, finger, look over, project, measure, escort, testify, go over, catch, encounter, reexamine, attend, raise, picture, go steady, learn, assure, monitor, see, view, hit the books, traverse, shew, turn out, fancy, insure, take apart, canvas, see about, test, meditate, establish, reckon, understand, taste, hear, leaven, regard, ransack, experience, render, try out, visit, prove, visualise.

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