examine examine  /ɪɡ ˈzæ mɪn/


  1. (v) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  2. (v) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  3. (v) question or examine thoroughly and closely
  4. (v) question closely
  5. (v) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to


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  1. PTI editors examine the effects environmental changes are having on plants, wildlife and humans.
  2. When you see a pair you like, select Multi View to examine it from all angles.
  3. Breaking the education straitjacket Viewpoint: Actress Youki Kudoh says respect the old ways Viewpoint: Parents should examine their own ethics.


  1. Think Twice Before Concluding ETNs are Safe

    We examine some of the drawbacks of ETNs and the risks involved of these types of credit backed financial instruments.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ETFguide via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Former TWA Flight 800 crash investigators want federal government to re-examine case

    NEW YORK — Former investigators of the TWA Flight 800 crash off Long Island are calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to re-examine the case.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Southaven mayoral candidate asks to examine ballots

    Two weeks after finishing in last place in the Southaven mayor’s race, Democratic candidate Coria Williams has asked the city to examine ballots from the June 4 election.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal


  1. "At the end of that period, we will commence a process of assessment to examine the conditions on the ground," Petraeus said, according to Delaware Online."This approach does not allow [the] establishment of a set withdrawal timetable....
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: AHN

  2. "This morning some of them continued their fire, provoking what we had warned of," Olmert said. "This cease-fire is fragile and we must examine it minute by minute, hour by hour."
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: FOXNews

  3. "A China that has made enormous progress economically and is emerging to take its rightful place in global leadership should examine openly the darker events of its past," said Mrs Clinton, the US secretary of State, in a rare criticism.
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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affectation affectation
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