Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb examine

5 senses of examine

Sense 1
analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 2
examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 3
probe, examine -- (question or examine thoroughly and closely)
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 4
examine -- (question closely)
       => question, query -- (pose a question)

Sense 5
test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

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