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examine

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
LOOK AT B2 to look at someone or something very carefully, especially to try to discover something: She picked up the knife and examined it closely. He was examined by a doctor as soon as he arrived.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueUsing the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
TEST formal to test someone to see how much they know or how well they can do something: You'll be examined in three main areas: speaking, listening, and reading comprehension.School and vocational qualificationsExams, tests and exercises
CONSIDER to consider a plan or an idea carefully: They have called a special meeting to examine the proposal. →  See also cross-examine Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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