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Examine (IPA: /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/)


Examine (v. t.)

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; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a proposition, theory, or question.

Examine (v. t.)

To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Examining by hours is not so unprecedented. It was the old custom among the Romans to examine by the hour-glass." - Time

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord." - Plutarch

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Men make it such a point of honour to be fit for business that they forget to examine whether business is fit for a man." - Business

Example Sentence (Quote)

" People should examine the consequences of what they say and the kind of emotions they are trying to inflame." - 60 Minutes

Example Sentence (Quote)

"To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions." - Quality


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