Examining



[ig-zam-in] /ɪgˈzæm ɪn/

verb (used with object), examined, examining.
1.
to inspect or scrutinize carefully:
to examine a prospective purchase.
2.
to observe, test, or investigate (a person’s body or any part of it), especially in order to evaluate general health or determine the cause of illness.
3.
to inquire into or investigate:
to examine one’s motives.
4.
to test the knowledge, reactions, or qualifications of (a pupil, candidate, etc.), as by questions or assigning tasks.
5.
to subject to legal inquisition; put to question in regard to conduct or to knowledge of facts; interrogate:
to examine a witness; to examine a suspect.
/ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to look at, inspect, or scrutinize carefully or in detail; investigate
2.
(education) to test the knowledge or skill of (a candidate) in (a subject or activity) by written or oral questions or by practical tests
3.
(law) to interrogate (a witness or accused person) formally on oath
4.
(med) to investigate the state of health of (a patient)
v.

c.1300, from Old French examiner “interrogate, question, torture,” from Latin examinare “to test or try; weigh, consider, ponder,” from examen “a means of weighing or testing,” probably ultimately from exigere “weigh accurately” (see exact). Related: Examined; examining.

examine ex·am·ine (ĭg-zām’ĭn)
v. ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines

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