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examine

Synonyms and Antonyms of examine

1 to put a series of questions to

  • the defense attorney was eager to examine her star witness
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give the third degree to, pick the brains of

2 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
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go over

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3 to search through or into

  • a groundbreaking study that examined the causes of juvenile delinquency
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check into, check up on

Synonym Discussion of examine

scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine mean to look at or over. scrutinize stresses close attention to minute detail.
    • scrutinized the hospital bill
scan implies a surveying from point to point often suggesting a cursory overall observation.
    • scanned the wine list
inspect implies scrutinizing for errors or defects.
    • inspected my credentials
examine suggests a scrutiny in order to determine the nature, condition, or quality of a thing.
    • examined the specimens


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