or re-ex·am·ine


verb (used with object), re·ex·am·ined, re·ex·am·in·ing.

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 formsre·ex·am·in·a·ble, adjectivere·ex·am·i·na·tion, nounre·ex·am·in·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-examine

Contemporary Examples of re-examine

Historical Examples of re-examine

  • Never once did anyone have the moral courage to re-examine that old decision.

    The Lani People

    J. F. Bone

  • 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.

    Recollections of a Policeman

    William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for re-examine


verb (tr)

to examine again
law to examine (one's own witness) again upon matters arising out of his cross-examination
Derived Formsre-examinable, adjectivere-examination, nounre-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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