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To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
  3. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
(Gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements
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  1. (Gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements
  2. To examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of
  3. To separate (a thing, idea, etc.) into its parts so as to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To get involved in.
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  1. To get involved in.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: go into; to enter.
To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
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  1. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
  2. (Comput.) To examine (items in a file) in sequence in order to find those that meet a particular criterion
  3. To glance at quickly; consider hastily
To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
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  1. To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
  2. To subject (a person) to questioning; interrogate.
  3. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
To read or look at carefully:
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  1. To read or look at carefully:
  2. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
  3. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading:
To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
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  1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To subject to a test; try
To make use of a sieve.
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  1. To make use of a sieve.
  2. To put (flour, for example) through a sieve in order to separate the fine from the coarse particles.
  3. To scatter (a pulverized substance) by or as by the use of a sieve
To make a careful examination or search:
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  1. To make a careful examination or search:
  2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
  3. To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
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  1. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
  2. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
To examine or evaluate (something) thoroughly:
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  1. To examine or evaluate (something) thoroughly:
  2. To attend (a college course) simply to hear the lectures without receiving credit
  3. To examine and check (accounts, claims, etc.)
To think or deem to be; regard as:
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  1. To think or deem to be; regard as:
  2. To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
  3. To show consideration for:
To examine or discuss in detail; look over carefully
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  1. To examine or discuss in detail; look over carefully
  2. To go through (places) or among (people) asking for (votes, opinions, orders, etc.)
  3. To try to get votes, orders, etc.; solicit
To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
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  1. To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
  2. To look at or consider, esp. in a general or comprehensive way; view
  3. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
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  1. To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
  2. To search a place or space in order to find something:
  3. To examine closely and carefully; test and try; probe
To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
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  1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
  2. To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
  3. To loot or pillage. See also sack.
To go over (lessons, a subject, etc.) again, as in study or recitation
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  1. To go over (lessons, a subject, etc.) again, as in study or recitation
  2. To give or write a critical report and evaluation of (a recent book, play, performance, etc.)
  3. To consider retrospectively; look back on:
To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
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  1. To subject (a metal, for example) to chemical analysis so as to determine the strength or quality of its components.
  2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
To examine again
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  1. To examine again
  2. (Law) To subject to reexamination
  3. To examine again or anew; review.
To study (something) visually.
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  1. To study (something) visually.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see look,‎ at.
  3. To consider.
To say something; make a comment or remark:
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  1. To say something; make a comment or remark:
  2. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
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  1. To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
To give a brief visual inspection.
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  1. To give a brief visual inspection.
  2. To scan-read and check for errors.
To read or examine, typically with great care.
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  1. To read or examine, typically with great care.
  2. To read in a casual or leisurely way
  3. To read carefully or thoroughly; study
To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
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  1. To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
To examine or scrutinize (a number or series of things), especially in a regular order.
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  1. To examine or scrutinize (a number or series of things), especially in a regular order.
  2. (Literally) To travel from one end of something to the other.
  3. To undergo, suffer, experience.
To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
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  1. To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
  2. To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner:
  3. To engage in or perform research.
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
(Idiomatic) To hunt for or locate; to search for; to find.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hunt for or locate; to search for; to find.
(Idiomatic) To test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.
(Computers) To analyze or separate (input, for example) into more easily processed components.
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  1. (Computers) To analyze or separate (input, for example) into more easily processed components.
  2. To process (linguistic data such as speech or written language) in real time as it is being spoken or read, in order to determine its linguistic structure and meaning.
  3. To use analytical skills to interpret or comprehend
To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate:
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  1. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate:
  2. To sort out or extract (the good or useful parts)
  3. To analyze or examine carefully in order to separate the various elements; sift
  1. To pronounce a word or phrase by articulating each of its letters or syllables slowly in sequence.
  2. (Intransitive) To speak or sing loudly, to call out.
  3. To question and listen attentively in order to discover a person's opinion, intent, or preference, especially by using indirect conversational remarks.
To cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means
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  1. To cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means
(Music) To play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
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  1. (Music) To play (an instrument, chord, etc.) by using the fingers in a certain way or sequence on strings, keys, etc.
  2. (Slang) To point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of put the finger on (see phrase below)
  3. To touch or handle with the fingers; use the fingers on
To flip over; to rotate uppermost to bottom.
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  1. To flip over; to rotate uppermost to bottom.
  2. (Intransitive) To spin the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine using the starter or hand crank in an attempt to make it run.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
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  1. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
  2. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  3. To find fault (with something)
To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
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  1. To digitize and record (small amounts of sound, music, etc.) for editing and using again in another context
  2. To represent the value of (an analog signal) at a particular point in time by means of a piece of digital data.
  3. To take a sample of, especially to test or examine by a sample:
To check the quality or content of (an electronic audio or visual signal) by means of a receiver.
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  1. To check the quality or content of (an electronic audio or visual signal) by means of a receiver.
  2. To watch or check on (a person or thing) as a monitor
  3. To observe, check on, or regulate the performance of (a machine, an employee, etc.)
To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.
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  1. To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.
  2. To work as a veterinarian
  3. To thoroughly check or investigate particularly with regard to providing formal approval.
To cover or enclose
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  1. To cover or enclose
  2. (Slang) To look over carefully, esp. in preparation for an intended robbery
  3. To put into or cover with a case; encase.
(Idiomatic) To evaluate; to estimate or anticipate the magnitude, difficulty, or strength of something.
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(Informal) To observe, examine, measure, etc. (something) visually
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  1. (Informal) To observe, examine, measure, etc. (something) visually
  2. To look over carefully; scrutinize.
  3. To gauge, estimate or judge by eye; to look or glance at.
(Idiomatic) To block, suppress, restrain.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To block, suppress, restrain.
  2. (Idiomatic, informal) To restrain (a person).
To research a particular subject.
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  1. To research a particular subject.
  2. To heartily begin eating.
To interrogate (a suspect, for example).
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  1. To interrogate (a suspect, for example).
  2. To ask a question or questions of (someone).
  3. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
To question (a person)
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  1. To question (a person)
  2. To call in question; ask about
  3. To mark (an item) with a notation in order to question its validity or accuracy.
To examine by questioning formally or officially.
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  1. To examine by questioning formally or officially.
  2. (Computers) To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
  3. To ask questions of formally or closely, in examining
To question searchingly or fully
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  1. To question searchingly or fully
  2. To teach the principles of Christian dogma, discipline, and ethics by means of questions and answers.
(Law) To question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge previous testimony
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  1. (Law) To question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge previous testimony
  2. To subject a person to a cross examination; to question a person intensely.
  3. To question (someone) closely in order to verify facts, or information previously given.
To act or decide as a judge.
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  1. To act or decide as a judge.
  2. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  3. To act as one appointed to decide the winners of:
To get, take, set apart, or mark off by measuring
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  1. To get, take, set apart, or mark off by measuring
  2. To find out or estimate the extent, dimensions, etc. of, esp. by the use of a standard
  3. To choose or weigh carefully (one's words or actions)
To try something new, especially in order to gain experience:
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  1. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience:
  2. To conduct an experiment.
  3. A test or procedure carried out under controlled conditions to determine the validity of a hypothesis or make a discovery.
To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate:
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  1. To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate:
  2. To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
  3. To consider and choose carefully
To attempt to open (a door or window) in testing to see whether it is locked
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  1. To attempt to open (a door or window) in testing to see whether it is locked
  2. To make an effort; strive:
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To test something in order to see if it works.
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  1. To test something in order to see if it works.
  2. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
To ask questions of
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  1. To ask questions of
  2. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
  3. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
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  1. To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
  2. In opposition or disagreement; against:
  3. To peruse carefully; study; fix in the memory
(Idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
  2. (Rugby) To score a try
  3. (Idiomatic) To create a response or impression.
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
  3. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
To read or examine, typically with great care.
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  1. To read or examine, typically with great care.
  2. To read in a casual or leisurely way
  3. To read carefully or thoroughly; study
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To read or look at carefully:
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  1. To read or look at carefully:
  2. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
  3. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading:
To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
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  1. To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
  2. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
  3. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
(Law) To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
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  1. (Law) To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
  2. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
  3. To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
To watch (a program, for example) on television.
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  1. To watch (a program, for example) on television.
  2. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
To cover or enclose
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  1. To cover or enclose
  2. (Slang) To look over carefully, esp. in preparation for an intended robbery
  3. To put into or cover with a case; encase.
(Chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
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  1. (Chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
  2. To examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of
  3. To separate (a thing, idea, etc.) into its parts so as to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
  3. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
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  1. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
  2. To examine by trial or experiment; put to a test:
  3. To attempt; try:
To try; attempt
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  1. To try; attempt
  2. To test the nature or quality of; try out
  3. (Dated) To try.
(Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
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  1. (Math.) To test or verify the correctness of (a calculation, etc.)
  2. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
  3. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
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  1. To exhibit a given characteristic when subjected to a test:
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To subject to a test; try
(Obs.) To find to be so by test or experience; prove
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  1. (Obs.) To find to be so by test or experience; prove
  2. To make an effort; strive:
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To test something in order to see if it works.
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  1. To test something in order to see if it works.
  2. (Intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
To test the knowledge of
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  1. To test the knowledge of
  2. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
  3. (Obs.) To make fun of
To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
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  1. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  2. To undergo a test.
  3. To subject to a test; try
To put a question to:
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  1. To put a question to:
  2. To put a question to (a person); inquire of
  3. To seek an answer to:
To ask, especially politely or formally:
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  1. To ask, especially politely or formally:
  2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
  3. To seek information; ask a question or questions
To express doubt or uncertainty about; question:
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  1. To express doubt or uncertainty about; question:
  2. To question (a person)
  3. To call in question; ask about
To dispute; challenge
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  1. To dispute; challenge
  2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
  3. To ask a question or questions
(Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
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  1. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
  2. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
  3. To ask questions of

Synonym Study

  • Scan , in its earlier, stricter sense, implies close scrutiny, but in current usage, it more frequently connotes a quick, rather superficial survey to scan the headlines
  • Inspect implies close, critical observation, esp. for detecting errors, flaws, etc. to inspect a building for fire hazards
  • Scrutinize implies a looking over carefully and searchingly in order to observe the minutest details he slowly scrutinized the bank note
  • Examine suggests close observation or investigation to determine the condition, quality, validity, etc. of something examined thoroughly by a doctor
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