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Definition 1: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning - [verb of cognition]

Samples where examine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
  • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
  • analyze your real motives

Synonyms for examine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of examine ) analyze down to the smallest detail

"This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior"

(... is a kind of examine ) check and sort carefully

"sift the information"

(... is a kind of examine ) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(... is a kind of examine ) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress" "trace one's ancestry"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine methodically

"screen the suitcases"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

"audit accounts and tax returns"

(... is a kind of examine ) look at again; examine again

"let's review your situation"

(... is a kind of examine ) analyze (chemical substances)

(... is a kind of examine ) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

(... is a kind of examine ) make a survey of; for statistical purposes

(... is a kind of examine ) consider in a comprehensive way

"He appraised the situation carefully before acting"

(... is a kind of examine ) subject to a medical analysis

(... is a kind of examine ) determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

(... is a kind of examine ) look at carefully; study mentally

"view a problem"

Definition 2: question closely - [verb of communication]

(examine is a kind of ...) pose a question

(... is a kind of examine ) examine someone's knowledge of something

"The teacher tests us every week" "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"

(... is a kind of examine ) question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side

"The witness was cross-examined by the defense"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine through questioning and answering

(... is a kind of examine ) examine thoroughly

"the student was grilled for two hours on the subject of phonology"

Definition 3: question or examine thoroughly and closely - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for examine in the sense of this definition

(examine is a kind of ...) investigate scientifically

"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"

(... is a kind of examine ) conduct an inquiry or investigation of

"The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities" "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

(... is a kind of examine ) question after cross-examination by opposing counsel

"re-examine one's witness"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process

"The jury had heard all the evidence" "The case will be tried in California"

Definition 4: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect - [verb of perception]

Samples where examine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The customs agent examined the baggage
  • I must see your passport before you can enter the country

Synonyms for examine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of examine ) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

(... is a kind of examine ) look over carefully

"Please inspect your father's will carefully"

(... is a kind of examine ) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

(... is a kind of examine ) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

"he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine minutely or intensely

"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine hastily

"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

(... is a kind of examine ) look over carefully or inspect

"He surveyed his new classmates"

(... is a kind of examine ) examine by auscultation

(... is a kind of examine ) perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

(... is a kind of examine ) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

(... is a kind of examine ) examine by taking x-rays

(... is a kind of examine ) make an examination or investigation

"check into the rumor" "check the time of the class"

(examine implies ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Samples where examine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This approach has been tried with good results
  • Test this recipe

Synonyms for examine in the sense of this definition

(examine is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of examine ) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

(... is a kind of examine ) circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with

"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"

(... is a kind of examine ) test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used

"The Army field tested the new tanks"

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