- 1Inspect (someone or something) in detail to determine their nature or condition; investigate thoroughly: a doctor examined me and said I might need a caesarean this forced us to examine every facet of our businessMore example sentences
- Fire investigators will examine the building thoroughly to determine how the fire started.
- The doctor can examine the size and texture of the lump and determine whether the lump moves easily.
- Today, building inspectors were examining the sub-post office in a row of cottages to see if the wall where the machine was fitted is safe.
- 2Test the knowledge or proficiency of (someone) by requiring them to answer questions or perform tasks: the colleges set standards by examining candidatesMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2.1 Law Formally question (a witness) in court. Compare with cross-examine.More example sentences
- The Petitioner's solicitor did request an adjournment to examine the Respondent.
- The plaintiffs were examined for discovery for three days and the Hull defendants for three days.
- Inquests are usually held in public, with witnesses being examined by the coroner and interested parties.
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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 (see examen).