verb (used with object), ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing.
Origin of examine
Synonyms for examine
Examples from the Web for examining
Contemporary Examples of examining
Then as now, the majority of Americans had little interest in examining the nuclear sword of Damocles their fear had wrought.How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’
November 13, 2014
Almost like examining every game developer and game publication for signs of being “corrupted by the feminist agenda.”Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
October 16, 2014
In a 2011 article for Wired, David Axe speculated that Iran would seek Chinese help in examining the RQ-170.Iran’s Drone War in Syria
May 14, 2014
Examining both overweight and obese rates combined, the numbers become even more shocking.Americans Aren’t Getting Fat Alone
May 9, 2014
The commission was supposed to be examining the arguments for tightening up the use of the death penalty.Will Jargon Be the Death of the English Language?
March 30, 2014
Historical Examples of examining
Clayton knew it very well, and the trick of examining the books was all a fudge.
"I can see now that it is even so," said John, examining the parchment again.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
It is necessary that these be understood in examining this table.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Girls and women are employed in examining the bodies of the moths with microscopes.The Roof of France
He had been examining a glass, a spoon and some other objects so quietly that I had not heard.The Bacillus of Beauty
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.