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 for examine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Examine \Ex*am"ine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Examined; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Examining.] [L. examinare, examinatum, fr. examen,
     examinis: cf. F. examiner. See Examen.]
     1. To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully
        with a view to discover the real character or state of; to
        subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the
        purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of
        examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a
        cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search
        into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a
        ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a
        proposition, theory, or question.
        [1913 Webster]
              Examine well your own thoughts.       --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              Examine their counsels and their cares. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test
        by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit
        testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a
        bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
              The offenders that are to be examined. --Shak.
     Syn: To discuss; debate; scrutinize; search into;
          investigate; explore. See Discuss.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to
           discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet
           by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal
           trial"; "analyze your real motives" [syn: analyze,
           analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas]
      2: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The
         customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your
         passport before you can enter the country" [syn: examine,
      3: question or examine thoroughly and closely [syn: probe,
      4: question closely
      5: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use
         to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test
         this recipe" [syn: test, prove, try, try out,
         examine, essay]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "examine":
     air, analyze, appraise, archetype, asleep, assess, autopsy,
     beau ideal, bone, canvass, case, case history, case in point,
     catechize, check, check out, check over, check up, check up on,
     cold, comment upon, con, consider, contemplate, controvert,
     cross-examine, dead, deal with, debate, deceased, defunct,
     deliberate, deliberate upon, departed, dig, discourse about,
     discuss, drill, elucubrate, example, exanimate, exchange views,
     exemplar, explore, extinct, eye, give an examination, give the eye,
     give the once-over, go into, go over, grill, grind, handle,
     hard look, ideal, illustration, inanimate, inquire into, inspect,
     interrogate, interview, investigate, knock around, late, leer,
     leer at, lifeless, look at, look into, look over, lucubrate,
     mirror, model, monitor, observe, ogle, ogle at, overhaul, overlook,
     paradigm, pass over, pass under review, pattern, peer at, peruse,
     plunge into, pore, pore over, postmortem, practice, probe, problem,
     pump, query, question, quiz, rap, read, reason, reason about,
     reason the point, regard studiously, representative, research,
     restudy, review, run over, sample, sampling, scan, scrutinize,
     search, set an examination, shining example, sift, size, size up,
     sound out, specimen, standard, study, survey, swot, take a long,
     take stock of, take the measure, take up, talk, talk about,
     talk of, talk over, test, thresh out, treat, ventilate, vet, view,
     wade through, weigh, worm out of

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