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Verb: examine  ig'za-min
  1. Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    "examine a sonnet by Shakespeare";
    - analyze [N. Amer], analyse [Brit, Cdn], study, canvass, canvas
     
  2. Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    "The customs agent examined the baggage";
    - see
     
  3. Investigate thoroughly to see if true
    - probe
     
  4. Ask questions as a test of knowledge
     
  5. Put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    "examine this recipe";
    - test, prove, try, try out, essay, trial

Derived forms: examining, examines, examined

Type of: evaluate, investigate, judge, look into, pass judgment, query, question

Encyclopedia: Examine