Definition of EXAMINE

to put a series of questions to <the defense attorney was eager to examine her star witness>
Phrases give the third degree to, pick the brains of
to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) <the customer painstakingly examined the antique piece of furniture from top to bottom before purchasing it>
Near Antonyms skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook
to search through or into <a groundbreaking study that examined the causes of juvenile delinquency>
Synonyms delve (into), dig (into), examine, inquire (into), investigate, look (into), probe, research
Related Words inspect, sift, study, view; browse, cruise, peruse, scan, skim (through), surf, thumb (through); coinvestigate, reinvestigate

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