Definition of examine
examiningplay \ig-ˈzam-niŋ, -ˈza-mə-\
examinableplay \ig-ˈza-mə-nə-bəl\ adjective
examinerplay \ig-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.
Recent Examples of examine from the Web
In March, Trump issued a narrower order, but federal courts that have examined it so far have blocked it as well.
Each has also done cultural-competency training to help teachers become aware of the experience of students of color, develop culturally sensitive teaching practices, and examine how their own racial identities affect their work.
Before making a final decision on allowing the Russians to reoccupy the compounds, the administration is examining possible restrictions on Russian activities there, including removing the diplomatic immunity the properties previously enjoyed.
Police have been attempting to retrace Abedi's movements ahead of the attack by examining CCTV footage and reviewing his phone calls.
The New York Times is presenting case studies, and an associated glossary, examining tangible measures in and around New York City to make buildings and infrastructure more resilient in the face of floods, surges, high winds and heavy rains.
The festival, which runs through June 25, will examine a frustrating time in Mozart’s life from his late teens to early 20s.
The articles examined particular concerns about Delashaw, the institute’s top surgeon.
Richard Haass, president at Council on Foreign Relations, examines President Donald Trump's first overseas trip and his interactions with world leaders.
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Origin and Etymology of examine
Middle English, from Anglo-French examiner, from Latin examinare, from examen
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of examine
EXAMINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of examine for English Language Learners
: 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
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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