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Definition of Examine

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.

Examine Quotations

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
Tim Holden

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
James A. Baldwin

To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
Ban Ki-moon

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained.
Alexis Carrel

When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius
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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
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