Translation of "examine" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪɡˈzæm·ɪn/ us /ɪɡˈzæm·ɪn/ present participle examining, past tense and past participle examined

to look at someone or something very carefully, especially to try to discover something

She picked up the knife and examined it carefully.
He was examined by a doctor as soon as he arrived.

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.

(Translation of “examine” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /iɡˈzӕmin/

to look at closely; to inspect closely

inspeccionar, examinar
They examined the animal tracks and decided that they were those of a fox.

(of a doctor) to inspect the body of thoroughly to check for disease etc

The doctor examined the child and said she was healthy.

to consider carefully

The detectives must examine the facts.

to test the knowledge or ability of (students etc)

The test examines the students’ ability to speak French.

to question

The lawyer examined the witness in the court case.
examination noun

(a) close inspection

inspección, examen
The police made a thorough examination of the area where the crime took place
On examination, the patient was discovered to have appendicitis.

(also exam) a test of knowledge or ability

school examinations
She is going to take a French/dancing exam
(also adjective) examination/exam papers
He failed/passed the English exam.

(a) formal questioning (eg of a witness).

examiner noun

a person who examines.


(Translation of “examine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)