Definition of Examine:

  1. Test the knowledge or proficiency of (someone) by requiring them to answer questions or perform tasks.

  2. Inspect (someone or something) in detail to determine their nature or condition; investigate thoroughly.

  3. To observe; analyze; inspect. After his car accident, he had to examine his vehicle to determine the extent of the damage. She sent her boss the business proposal so he could closely examine it before both parties agreed to the deal..

  4. Formally question (a witness) in court.

Synonyms of Examine

Interrogate, Put questions to, Ask questions of, Quiz, Question, Cross-examine, Cross-question, Inspect, Survey, Scrutinize, Look at, Look into, Inquire into, Study, Investigate, Scan, Sift, Delve into, Dig into, Explore, Probe, Check out, Consider, Appraise, Weigh, Weigh up, Analyse, Review, Vet, Air, Analyze, Appraise, Archetype, Asleep, Assess, Autopsy, Beau ideal, Bone, Canvass, Case, Case history, Case in point, Catechize, Check, Check out, Check over, Check up, Check up on, Cold, Comment upon, Con, Consider, Contemplate, Controvert, Cross-examine, Dead, Deal with, Debate, Deceased, Defunct, Deliberate, Deliberate upon, Departed, Dig, Discourse about, Discuss, Drill, Elucubrate, Example, Exanimate, Exchange views, Exemplar, Explore, Extinct, Eye, Give an examination, Give the eye, Give the once-over, Go into, Go over, Grill, Grind, Handle, Hard look, Ideal, Illustration, Inanimate, Inquire into, Inspect, Interrogate, Interview, Investigate, Knock around, Late, Leer, Leer at, Lifeless, Look at, Look into, Look over, Lucubrate, Mirror, Model, Monitor, Observe, Ogle, Ogle at, Overhaul, Overlook, Paradigm, Pass over, Pass under review, Pattern, Peer at, Peruse, Plunge into, Pore, Pore over, Postmortem, Practice, Probe, Problem, Pump, Query, Question, Quiz, Rap, Read, Reason, Reason about, Reason the point, Regard studiously, Representative, Research, Restudy, Review, Run over, Sample, Sampling, Scan, Scrutinize, Search, Set an examination, Shining example, Sift, Size, Size up, Sound out, Specimen, Standard, Study, Survey, Swot, Take a long, Take stock of, Take the measure, Take up, Talk, Talk about, Talk of, Talk over, Test, Thresh out, Treat, Ventilate, Vet, View, Wade through, Weigh, Worm out of, Test, Quiz, Question, Set an examination for

How to use Examine in a sentence?

  1. A doctor examined me and said I might need a caesarean.
  2. The Petitioners solicitor did request an adjournment to examine the Respondent.
  3. The colleges set standards by examining candidates.

Meaning of Examine & Examine Definition