Definitions of examine

  1. To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.
  2. To scrutinize or investigate carefully; search or inquire into; to question, as a witness; test orally or by papers the knowledge, qualifications, etc., of; test.
  3. To test: to inquire into: to question.
  4. To search; scrutinize; inquire into; question.
  5. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; " This approach has been tried with good results"; " Test this recipe"
  6. observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; " The customs agent examined the baggage"; " I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
  7. To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully with a view to discover the real character or state of; to subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a proposition, theory, or question.
  8. To inspect carefully, with a view to discover truth or the real state of a thing; to inquire into, as the facts of a case, by interrogating; to view in all aspects, with a view to a judgment; to test qualifications by propounding questions and problems; to try by a test; to try by a rule or law.
  9. To inspect carefully with a view to discover the real state of; to search or inquire into; to try by experiment, rule, or law; to scrutinise.
  10. Examiner.