Simple Definition of examine
: to look at (something) closely and carefully in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.
: to test or look carefully at (something or someone) for signs of illness or injury
law : to question (someone) closely
Full Definition of examine
examiningplay \-ˈzam-niŋ, -ˈza-mə-\
examinableplay \-ˈza-mə-nə-bəl\ adjective
examinerplay \-ˈzam-nər, -ˈza-mə-\ noun
Examples of examine in a sentence
An accountant has been hired to examine the company's books.
The police examined the evidence carefully.
You should have your eyes examined.
He was examined by several doctors, who found nothing wrong with him.
Origin and Etymology of examine
Middle English, from Anglo-French examiner, from Latin examinare, from examen
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of examine
Rhymes with examine
EXAMINE Defined for Kids
Definition of examine for Students
1 : to look at or check carefully <He had his eyes examined.>
2 : to question closely <The police examined a witness.>
Medical Definition of examine
transitive verb: to inspect or test for evidence of disease or abnormality <the doctor examined the young men and found them in perfect health>
intransitive verb: to make or give an examination <the doctor will examine at the infirmary>
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