verb (used with object), ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing.
- examination for discovery,
Origin of examine
Examples from the Web for examine
Any institution striving to examine such an iconic figure would find formidable challenges.
It was a strangely shaped block, due to the area once being underwater, and he took it home with him to examine closer.
When Breman asked to examine him, he was too sick to answer.
They were being carried out and the stench of their rotting flesh and bloated guts made it hard to examine them closely.
He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Examine him, gentlemen, and see if there is no poison capable of producing similar symptoms.Scenes from a Courtesan's Life|Honore de Balzac
When we examine it closely, we find that in many respects it is the exact reverse of our practice.The Booklover and His Books|Harry Lyman Koopman
It is a rough system, and I am too ignorant to venture to examine it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He considered it as unfair to examine Mr. Smith in order to prove the information given by other gentlemen.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
When they examine the real principles of both parties, I think they will find little to differ about.
Word Origin for examine
c.1300, from Old French examiner "interrogate, question, torture," from Latin examinare "to test or try; weigh, consider, ponder," from examen "a means of weighing or testing," probably ultimately from exigere "weigh accurately" (see exact). Related: Examined; examining.