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reexamine

or re-ex·am·ine

[ree-ig-zam-in]
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verb (used with object), re·ex·am·ined, re·ex·am·in·ing.
  1. to examine again.
  2. Law. to examine (a witness) again after having questioned him or her previously.
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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
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  • 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

re-examine

verb (tr)
  1. to examine again
  2. law to examine (one's own witness) again upon matters arising out of his cross-examination
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Derived Formsre-examinable, adjectivere-examination, nounre-examiner, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-examine

v.

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

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