See also: examiné

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Etymology

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From Middle English examinen, examenen, from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧am‧ine

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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[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, 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 []
    • 2019 February 3, “UN Study: China, US, Japan Lead World AI Development”, in Voice of America[1], archived from the original on 7 February 2019:
      The new study examines development activities for different AI technologies worldwide.
      Audio (US):(file)
  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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Noun

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examine (plural examines)

  1. (informal) An act of examining.
    • 2014, J. David Simons, The Liberation of Celia Kahn:
      Soutar scratched the back of his neck then had a quick examine of his nails. Deep-ingrained purple they were.

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examine

  1. inflection of examiner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin

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exāmine

  1. ablative singular of exāmen

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examine

  1. inflection of examinar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /eɡsaˈmine/ [eɣ̞.saˈmi.ne]
  • Rhymes: -ine
  • Syllabification: e‧xa‧mi‧ne

Verb

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examine

  1. inflection of examinar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative