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Definition of Examine


  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.
  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.
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Examine Translations

examine in Afrikaans is ondersoek
examine in Dutch is onderzoeken, nakijken, examineren
examine in Finnish is tutkia
examine in French is examiner, examinez, sonder, examinons, explorer
examine in German is begutachte, untersuchen, untersuchen
examine in Latin is perlustro, probatur
examine in Spanish is indagar, auscultar, registrar, examinar, revisar