examine

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Plain form
examine

Third-person singular
examines

Past tense
examined

Past participle
examined

Present participle
examining

  1. (transitive) If you examine something, you look at it carefully.
    In the last few years the effects of strength training have been closely examined.
    Only one study to date has examined this question.
    Jones (1979) examined relationships between children's intelligence and their friendships.
  2. (transitive) If a doctor examines you, they look at you to see if you're healthy.
    After examining her arm, the doctor told her that it was not broken.
  3. (transitive), (formal) If you examine someone, you test them.
  4. (transitive), (law) If a lawyer examines you, they ask you questions in court.

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