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.
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analyze (part of speech: verb)
question (part of speech: verb)
examine (part of speech: verb)
- Mr. Hobart took it from Joe's hand to examine it.
- " Kindly just examine the cabinet and the whole room first, gentlemen. - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
- Several times each stopped to examine what he had discovered in the pockets of a coat he had found. - "The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine", Ross Kay.