Examine

Definition of Examine

Ex`am´ine
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Examined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Examining.]
Examine well your own thoughts.
- Chaucer.
Examine their counsels and their cares.
- Shak.
2.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.
The offenders that are to be examined.
- Shak.

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