examine

Definitions:

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  • To observe carefully or critically; inspect.
  • To study or analyze.
  • To test or check the condition or health of.
  • To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
  • To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> ask</strong>.
  • Examination.
  • To inspect or survey carefully; look into the state of; scrutinize and compare the parts of; view or observe in all aspects and relations, with the purpose of forming a correct opinion or judgment: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="examine">examine</internalXref> a ship (to learn whether she is sea-worthy); to <em>examine</em> a composition (for the purpose of correcting its errors).
  • To subject to legal inquisition; put to question in regard to conduct or to knowledge of facts; interrogate: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="examine">examine</internalXref> a witness or a suspected or accused person.
  • To inquire into the qualifications, capabilities, or progress of, by interrogatories: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="examine">examine</internalXref> the candidates for a degree, or for a license to practise in a profession; to <em>examine</em> applicants for office or employment.
  • To try or assay by appropriate methods or tests: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="examine">examine</internalXref> minerals or chemical compounds.
  • To interrogate, catechize.
  • To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully with a view to discover the real character or state of; to subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search into; to explore
  • To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question
  • To <xref>observe</xref> or <xref>inspect</xref> <xref>carefully</xref> or <xref>critically</xref>.
  • To <xref>check</xref> the <xref>health</xref> or <xref>condition</xref> of something or someone.
  • To <xref>determine</xref> the <xref>aptitude</xref>, <xref>skills</xref> or <xref>qualifications</xref> of someone by subjecting them to an <xref>examination</xref>.
  • To <xref>interrogate</xref>.
  • question closely
  • consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  • question or examine thoroughly and closely
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