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1. examine

verb. ['ɪgˈzæmɪn'] consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning.

Synonyms

  • check over
  • scrutinise
  • go over
  • check into
  • check up on
  • inspect
  • appraise
  • screen
  • look at
  • reexamine
  • follow
  • view
  • assay
  • canvas
  • trace
  • scrutinize
  • compare
  • anatomize
  • study
  • check
  • suss out
  • sieve
  • sift
  • check out
  • canvass
  • diagnose
  • analyse
  • consider
  • survey
  • look into
  • name
  • review
  • audit
  • investigate

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • free
  • hide
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • examiner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • examinare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Examine

  • yamin

How do you pronounce examine?

Pronounce examine as ɪgˈzæmɪn.

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How do you spell examine? Is it examinate ?

A common misspelling of examine is examinate

Example sentences of the word examine


1. Verb, base form
Your radiologist can examine the calcifications and determine whether or not they are linked to a deeper problem.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Ask your doctor about any medications you take and examine drug side effects.

Quotes containing the word examine


1. To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
- Ban Ki-moon

2. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

3. By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.
- Tina Fey, Bossypants

2. re-examine

verb. question after cross-examination by opposing counsel.

Synonyms

  • examine

3. examine

verb. ['ɪgˈzæmɪn'] observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect.

Synonyms

  • run down
  • inspect
  • x-ray
  • glance over
  • take stock
  • size up
  • scan
  • scrutinize
  • rake
  • candle
  • check
  • search
  • peruse
  • see
  • survey
  • skim
  • look
  • auscultate
  • autopsy

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • uncover
  • dissimilitude
  • unlikeness

Etymology

  • examiner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • examinare (Latin)

4. examine

verb. ['ɪgˈzæmɪn'] question or examine thoroughly and closely.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • probe
  • try
  • look into
  • hear
  • re-examine
  • investigate

Antonyms

  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • examiner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • examinare (Latin)

5. examine

verb. ['ɪgˈzæmɪn'] question closely.

Synonyms

  • cross examine
  • question
  • grill
  • query
  • quiz
  • catechise
  • test
  • cross question

Antonyms

  • disobey
  • violate
  • disoblige
  • predate

Etymology

  • examiner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • examinare (Latin)

6. examine

verb. ['ɪgˈzæmɪn'] put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • try
  • verify
  • try out
  • control
  • field-test
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • essay
  • test
  • float

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • derestrict
  • activity
  • action

Etymology

  • examiner (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • examinare (Latin)
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