examine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French examiner, from Latin examinare.

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  • (file)

Verb[edit]

examine (third-person singular simple present examines, present participle examining, simple past and past participle examined)

  1. To observe or inspect carefully or critically.
    He examined the crime scene for clues.
    She examined the hair sample under a microscope.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get []
  2. To check the health or condition of something or someone.
    The doctor examined the patient.
  3. To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
  4. To interrogate.
    The witness was examined under oath.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

examine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of examiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of examiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of examiner

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

exāmine

  1. ablative singular of exāmen

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

examine

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of examinar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of examinar
  3. first-person singular imperative of examinar
  4. third-person singular imperative of examinar

Spanish[edit]

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examine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of examinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of examinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of examinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of examinar.