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or re-examine

[ree-ig-zam-in] /ˌri ɪgˈzæm ɪn/
verb (used with object), reexamined, reexamining.
to examine again.
Law. to examine (a witness) again after having questioned him or her previously.
Origin of reexamine
First recorded in 1585-95; re- + examine
Related forms
reexaminable, adjective
reexamination, noun
reexaminer, noun Unabridged
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  • Never once did anyone have the moral courage to re-examine that old decision.

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  • It was these well-known facts that induced us to re-examine this question.

  • But if you wish to re-examine the place, I can of course enable you to do so.

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  • You compelled me to face the old problems once more, to re-examine the evidence.

    A Gamble with Life Silas K. Hocking
  • Our counsel did not care to re-examine me; I recognised that it would be useless.

  • They turned to their pockets again, and began to re-examine them.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • It is a retrograde theory which we are asked to re-examine and perhaps accept.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • Will not chemists be obliged to re-examine much known material by laboratory methods conducted in the dark?

British Dictionary definitions for re-examine


verb (transitive)
to examine again
(law) to examine (one's own witness) again upon matters arising out of his cross-examination
Derived Forms
re-examinable, adjective
re-examination, noun
re-examiner, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-examine

also reexamine, 1590s, from re- + examine. Related: Re-examined; re-examining.

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