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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.

Examine Quotations

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.

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Jung

To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
Marcus Aurelius

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Woodrow Wilson
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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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