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re-examine Line breaks: re-examine

Definition of re-examine in English:


[with object]
1Examine again or further: I will have the body re-examined
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  • For the first time since its adoption in 1930, the Code was to be fully re-examined and substantially altered.
  • Pages that have not been as popular as entry pages may need to be re-examined and altered again.
  • The clear purpose of the book is to re-examine the decision and alter the standards applied in the Pentagon Papers.
1.1 Law Examine (one’s own witness) again, after cross-examination by the opposing counsel: the judge asked Sir Humphrey if he wished to re-examine the witness
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  • They are there variously to lead, cross-examine and re-examine witnesses and to adjudicate on the evidence.
  • Witnesses are first examined-in-chief by the Prosecutor, then cross-examined by defence counsel, and subsequently re-examined by the Prosecutor.
  • Dr Pearson might have to consider asking the Home Secretary to recall him or even consider re-examining him.



Pronunciation: /ˌriːɪɡˌzamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • In the final analysis, this constant re-examination and re-evaluation arises from the nature of the cognitive process itself.
  • A driver's re-examination is mandatory for people approaching their 80th birthday, and every two years thereafter.
  • After Mr Latham closed his cross-examination Stephen Coward QC, counsel for the defence, began his re-examination of Mr Huntley.

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