examine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ex‧am‧ine

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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]

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exāmine

  1. ablative singular of exāmen

Portuguese[edit]

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examine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of examinar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of examinar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of examinar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of examinar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɡsaˈmine/, [eɣsaˈmine]

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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.