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UK [ɪɡˈzæmɪn] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "examine":
present tense I/you/we/they examine he/she/it examines present participle examining past tense examined past participle examined
1) to look at something carefully in order to find out about it or see what it is like

She opened the suitcase and examined the contents.

He picks up each item and examines it carefully.

a) if a doctor examines you, they look carefully at your body to check if you are healthy

I think you should be examined by a doctor.

b) to study a subject or consider an idea or plan carefully

Scientists are examining the impact of global warming on local climates.

The committee will examine four proposals.

2) to ask someone questions in a legal trial
3) formal to give students an examination to test their knowledge
examine someone on something:

Candidates will be examined on their written and oral language skills.


English dictionary. 2014.

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