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It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
Henry Walter Bates

Meaning of "examine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXAMINE

From Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre to weigh, from exāmen means of weighing.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXAMINE

examine  [ɪɡˈzæmɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXAMINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Examine is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb examine in English.

WHAT DOES EXAMINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

examine

Test (assessment)

A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics. A test may be administered orally, on paper, on a computer, or in a confined area that requires a test taker to physically perform a set of skills. Tests vary in style, rigor and requirements. For example, in a closed book test, a test taker is often required to rely upon memory to respond to specific items whereas in an open book test, a test taker may use one or more supplementary tools such as a reference book or calculator when responding to an item. A test may be administered formally or informally. An example of an informal test would be a reading test administered by a parent to a child. An example of a formal test would be a final examination administered by a teacher in a classroom or an I.Q. test administered by a psychologist in a clinic. Formal testing often results in a grade or a test score. A test score may be interpreted with regards to a norm or criterion, or occasionally both. The norm may be established independently, or by statistical analysis of a large number of participants.

Definition of examine in the English dictionary

The first definition of examine in the dictionary is to look at, inspect, or scrutinize carefully or in detail; investigate. Other definition of examine is to test the knowledge or skill of in by written or oral questions or by practical tests. Examine is also to interrogate formally on oath.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EXAMINE

PRESENT

Present
I examine
you examine
he/she/it examines
we examine
you examine
they examine
Present continuous
I am examining
you are examining
he/she/it is examining
we are examining
you are examining
they are examining
Present perfect
I have examined
you have examined
he/she/it has examined
we have examined
you have examined
they have examined
Present perfect continuous
I have been examining
you have been examining
he/she/it has been examining
we have been examining
you have been examining
they have been examining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I examined
you examined
he/she/it examined
we examined
you examined
they examined
Past continuous
I was examining
you were examining
he/she/it was examining
we were examining
you were examining
they were examining
Past perfect
I had examined
you had examined
he/she/it had examined
we had examined
you had examined
they had examined
Past perfect continuous
I had been examining
you had been examining
he/she/it had been examining
we had been examining
you had been examining
they had been examining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will examine
you will examine
he/she/it will examine
we will examine
you will examine
they will examine
Future continuous
I will be examining
you will be examining
he/she/it will be examining
we will be examining
you will be examining
they will be examining
Future perfect
I will have examined
you will have examined
he/she/it will have examined
we will have examined
you will have examined
they will have examined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been examining
you will have been examining
he/she/it will have been examining
we will have been examining
you will have been examining
they will have been examining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would examine
you would examine
he/she/it would examine
we would examine
you would examine
they would examine
Conditional continuous
I would be examining
you would be examining
he/she/it would be examining
we would be examining
you would be examining
they would be examining
Conditional perfect
I would have examine
you would have examine
he/she/it would have examine
we would have examine
you would have examine
they would have examine
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been examining
you would have been examining
he/she/it would have been examining
we would have been examining
you would have been examining
they would have been examining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you examine
we let´s examine
you examine
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to examine
Past participle
examined
Present Participle
examining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXAMINE


admin
ˈædmɪn
albumin
ˈælbjʊmɪn
benjamin
ˈbɛndʒəmɪn
bitumen
ˈbɪtjʊmɪn
cumin
ˈkʌmɪn
determine
dɪˈtɜːmɪn
dopamine
ˈdɒpəmɪn
Emin
ˈiːmɪn
famine
ˈfæmɪn
gamin
ˈɡæmɪn
jasmine
ˈdʒæsmɪn
lumen
ˈluːmɪn
metformin
metˈfɔːmɪn
multivitamin
ˌmʌltɪˈvɪtəmɪn
re-examine
ˌriːɪɡˈzæmɪn
specimen
ˈspɛsɪmɪn
tamin
ˈtæmɪn
theremin
ˈθɛrəmɪn
vitamin
ˈvɪtəmɪn
women
ˈwɪmɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXAMINE

examinability
examinable
examinant
examinate
examination
examination board
examination for discovery
examination paper
examination room
examination script
examination-in-chief
examinational
examinations-in-chief
examinator
examine-in-chief
examinee
examiner
examinership
examining board
examining magistrate

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXAMINE

amine
amphetamine
cardamine
cholestyramine
desipramine
diamine
diethylamine
dimethylamine
ethylamine
glucosamine
glutamine
histamine
hydroxylamine
hydroxytryptamine
ketamine
melamine
methamphetamine
methylamine
mine
protamine
thiamine

Synonyms and antonyms of examine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXAMINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «examine» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of examine

Translation of «examine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXAMINE

Find out the translation of examine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of examine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «examine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

考试
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

examinar
570 millions of speakers

English

examine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जांच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَفْحَصُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осматривать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

examinar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরীক্ষা করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

examiner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memeriksa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

untersuchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

試験する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조사하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nliti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiểm tra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆய்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परीक्षण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

muayene etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esaminare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zbadać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

досліджувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a examina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξετάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondersoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

undersöka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

undersøke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of examine

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXAMINE»

The term «examine» is very widely used and occupies the 8.243 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXAMINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «examine» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «examine» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about examine

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EXAMINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word examine.
1
Gary Ackerman
Looking forward, it might prove constructive to examine the true historical record of an issue prior to assuming the worst of anyone's motive and deconstructing and questioning anyone's Democratic bona fides. After all, we liberals got feelings.
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Debbie Allen
You have to examine a scene on the page first. Then you get into the basics of acting: Who are you? Who are you talking to? How do you feel about that person?
3
Richard V. Allen
In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office.
4
Henri Frederic Amiel
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.
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Howard Baker
We must examine then the concerns of the Government of Japan about the language of the treaty itself - of SOFA - and of the interim and further arrangements that have been made since 1995, and see whether or not we need to make any changes. Those are decisions I cannot make.
6
James A. Baldwin
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
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James Baldwin
The paradox of education is precisely this; that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
8
Henry Walter Bates
It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
9
Robert Brady
Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it.
10
Octavia E. Butler
Science fiction frees you to go anyplace and examine anything.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXAMINE»

Discover the use of examine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to examine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Examine the Evidence: Exploring the Case for Christianity
In its focused and compelling presentation of the unshakable evidence for the Christian faith, "Examine the Evidence" will cause readers to reexamine and rearrange their lives in light of the revelation of himself that God has provided.
Ralph O. Muncaster, 2004
2
How to Examine a Thesis
This handbook combines practical advice about each stage of examining a higher degree with insight into the psychological and ethical dilemmas examiners encounter.
Lynne Pearce, 2005
3
El lago espanol: dejemos que la observacion con su amplia ...
The book will make a unique contribution to understanding the role of NGOs in promoting peace, gender and development in the South West Pacific by recording the story of the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency. Australian authors.
‎2005
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Examine Your English
The book has numerous examples and exercises, and having been designed essentially from an Indian point of view, will enable the Indian student to avoid the usual pitfalls in speech and writing.
Maison, N. & Kumar, 1964
5
How to Examine the Nervous System
A classic collection of time-proven physical techniques for the examination of the nervous system, written by one of North America's most respected neurologists.
Robert T. Ross, 2007
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Visions of Compassion : Western Scientists and Tibetan ...
This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, ...
and Director of Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior University of Wisconsin Richard J. Davidson William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Madison, Anne Harrington Professor of History of Science Harvard University, 2001
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With reference to the sources and relevant secondary ...
Before we can consider the reasons for the success of the First Crusade, we have to first ask some initial questions that should be kept in mind throughout my essay.
Michael Gärtner, 2003
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You May Cross-Examine
YOU MAY CROSS-EXAMINE 1 THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED WITH FILIAL AFFECTION TO A COUPLE OF LITTLE OLD LADIES CONTENTS CHAPTER BACK I IMPORTANCE 1 II PREPARATION 11 III SCOPE 47 IV CONDUCT 57 V EXPERTS 78 VI WOMEN 100 VII PSYCHOLOGICAL 114 VIII RE ...
Lewis Herman, 2007
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Report of the Committee Appointed to Examine Into the State ...
Made to the House of Representatives of the United States on the 22d Day of May, 1794 United States. Congress. House. Committee Appointed to Examine into the State of the Treasury Department. " Now, therefore, be it known, that 1 ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee Appointed to Examine into the State of the Treasury Department, 1794
10
Using the concepts of reliability and validity, critically ...
Finally a short outlook will be given, to show that not everything can be related to be reliable and valid. This text will analyse only selection interviews as the topic refers mainly to these.
Peter Tilman Schuessler, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXAMINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term examine is used in the context of the following news items.
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City to examine community mailbox impact
At least one Toronto councillor wants to stamp return to sender Canada Post's bid to end door-to-door mail delivery. “They're supposed to ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
2
TSB to examine small plane searching for cause of fiery crash …
"We'll assess it to see if there's anything obvious that could have caused an engine power loss and examine it to see what might have sparked ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
3
7 Signs CMOs Need To Examine Their Media Mix
Have you been debating which advertising channels to pour your money into? Columnist Scott Rayden lays out the signs that your media mix ... «Marketing Land, Jul 15»
4
Will alleged child molester be able to cross-examine his accusers?
PHOENIX - An Arizona man accused of sexually molesting two young girls in 2013 may have the opportunity to cross-examine the girls he ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
5
'No Comments On Governor, Will Examine Papers': Attorney …
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Rohatgi refused to take a position on the Governor case saying he would have to examine the facts and alleged ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
6
Is Baby Doe Actually Baby Kate? Authorities Examine Possibilities
The search for the missing baby dubbed in the media as “Baby Kate” may be near its end. That's because many people think that the generated ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
7
Scientists Examine Sunken Radioactive Aircraft Carrier
Researchers have discovered the remains of a World War II-era aircraft carrier that was intentionally sunk off the coast of California after ... «New Historian, Jul 15»
8
LDF to examine online voting proposal
The Opposition has sought time till Wednesday to verify the sanctity of the online voting method proposed for Non Resident Keralites (NRKs). «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
Prevention researchers to examine effectiveness of Communities …
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – An examination of the long-term effectiveness of the Communities That Care model in preventing risky behaviors ... «Penn State News, Jul 15»
10
The Scientists Examine Oldest Monkey Skull Specimen
The oldest known Old World monkey skull has finally been fully analyzed and it is providing scientists with all kinds of information about one of ... «Pioneer News, Jul 15»

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