Definition of examine in English:


Line breaks: exam|ine
Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzamɪn
, ɛg-/


[with object]
  • 2Test the knowledge or proficiency of (someone) by requiring them to answer questions or perform tasks: the colleges set standards by examining candidates
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    • Every aspect of Davies's managerial ability will be examined in answering those questions.
    • As well as examining their overall mechanical performance, the tests sought to test the ideas generated in the last section.
    • Another characteristic of this view of music education is an emphasis on testing and examining.
    test, quiz, question, set an examination for; assess, appraise



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  • Manning, in congratulating Adrianna, said the teenager's achievement puts into perspective what her ministry is doing in terms of making visual and performing arts compulsory and examinable at CXC.
  • Canadia organizations and individuals should demand new legislation to create an independent, responsible, and publicly examinable RCMP Public Complaints Commission.
  • If Marketing the Scottish Tourist Product is to be abolished as an examinable subject, far from shedding tears I shall give a cheer, since it shows that the grisly standards demolition mob is not quite winning.


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  • Since the third examination, a constant 17% to 20% of the examinees have been repeat candidates who previously failed the test.
  • One of the most important annual events of the nation was held on Wednesday with about 670,000 high school students and repeat examinees taking the government-administered test for college entrance across the country.
  • More than 160,000 examinees are admitted nationwide as MA candidates.


Middle English: from Old French examiner, from Latin examinare 'weigh, test', from examen 'examination'.

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