examine

See also: examiné

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French examiner, from Latin examinare.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

examine (third-person singular simple present examines, present participle examining, simple past and past participle examined)

  1. To observe or inspect carefully or critically.
    He examined the crime scene for clues.
    She examined the hair sample under a microscope.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get []
  2. To check the health or condition of something or someone.
    The doctor examined the patient.
  3. To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
  4. To interrogate.
    The witness was examined under oath.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

examine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of examiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of examiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of examiner

LatinEdit

NounEdit

exāmine

  1. ablative singular of exāmen

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

examine

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of examinar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of examinar
  3. first-person singular imperative of examinar
  4. third-person singular imperative of examinar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

examine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of examinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of examinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of examinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of examinar.
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 21:22