Definition of examine
- examine a prisoner
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.
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: 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
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