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verb [transitive] examine pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleexamining
past tenseexamined
past participleexamined
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  1. 1
    to look at something carefully in order to find out about it or see what it is like
    She opened the suitcase and examined the contents.
    He picks up each item and examines it carefully.
    1. b.
      to study a subject or consider an idea or plan carefully
      Scientists are examining the impact of global warming on local climates.
      The committee will examine four proposals.
  2. 3
    formal to give students an examination to test their knowledge
    examine someone on something: Candidates will be examined on their written and oral language skills.


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