verb (used with object), ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing.
Origin of examine
Synonyms for examine
Examples from the Web for examine
Contemporary Examples of examine
Any institution striving to examine such an iconic figure would find formidable challenges.The Virgin Mary Lookbook
December 7, 2014
It was a strangely shaped block, due to the area once being underwater, and he took it home with him to examine closer.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand
November 20, 2014
When Breman asked to examine him, he was too sick to answer.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
They were being carried out and the stench of their rotting flesh and bloated guts made it hard to examine them closely.Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza?
September 7, 2014
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
August 12, 2014
Historical Examples of examine
Examine him, gentlemen, and see if there is no poison capable of producing similar symptoms.Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
Honore de Balzac
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)
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
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.