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Another word for examine

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Verb
  1. To look at carefully or critically

      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
      2. To look at or examine carefully and appraise:
      3. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
      1. The effort to acquire knowledge, as by reading, observation, or research:
      2. An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge:
      3. A branch of knowledge or department of learning:
      1. To examine or observe with great care; inspect critically.
      1. To read or examine, typically with great care.
      2. To glance over; skim.
      1. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
      2. To review or examine officially:
      1. (idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
      2. (idiomatic) To create a response or impression.
      3. (rugby) To score a try
      1. In opposition or disagreement; against:
      2. An argument or opinion against something.
      3. One who holds an opposing opinion or view.
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
  2. To study closely or systematically

    See also:

    investigate

  3. To subject to a procedure that ascertains effectiveness, value, proper function, or other quality

      1. To test something in order to see if it works.
      2. (intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
      1. To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt:
      2. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      3. To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. To establish the truth or validity of (something) by the presentation of argument or evidence:
      2. To demonstrate the reality of (something):
      3. To show (oneself) to be what is specified or to have a certain characteristic:
      1. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
      2. Something resembling such a composition:
      3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a metal or ore to determine its components.
      2. A substance to be so analyzed.
      3. The result of such an analysis.
  4. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill

      1. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
      2. A series of questions, problems, or physical responses designed to determine knowledge, intelligence, or ability.
      3. A basis for evaluation or judgment:
      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
    See also:

    investigate

  5. To put a question to (someone)

      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
      2. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy:
      3. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:
      1. A question; an inquiry.
      2. A doubt in the mind; a mental reservation.
      3. A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy.
      1. To seek information by asking a question:
      2. To make an inquiry or investigation:
      3. To ask, especially politely or formally:
      1. To put a question to:
      2. To seek an answer to:
      3. To seek information about:
    See also:

    ask

Another word for examine

Verb
  1. To inspect with care

  2. To test

      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. To test something in order to see if it works.
      2. (intransitive) To undergo a test before being selected; to audition.
      1. To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt:
      2. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
      3. To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. To determine the weight of, as with a scale:
      2. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:
      3. To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate:
      1. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
      2. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
      3. An innovative act or procedure:
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
      2. To hear and decide on in a court of law:
      3. To pass sentence on; condemn.
      1. To question (a witness already questioned by the opposing side) regarding matters brought out during foregoing direct examination.
      2. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.
      1. To teach the principles of Christian dogma, discipline, and ethics by means of questions and answers.
      2. To question or examine closely or methodically:
      1. To examine by questioning formally or officially.
      2. To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
      1. A question; an inquiry.
      2. A doubt in the mind; a mental reservation.
      3. A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy.
      1. A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
      2. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy:
      3. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:

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