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  • examine closely — index concentrate (pay attention), focus, frisk, notice (observe) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • examine — ex·am·ine vt ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing 1: to investigate or inspect closely examine the title compare audit 2: to question closely esp. in a court proceeding compare depose …   Law dictionary

  • examine — UK US /ɪgˈzæmɪn/ verb [T] ► to check or study something carefully, especially to prove an idea, learn new information, or discover possible problems: thoroughly/closely/carefully examine sth »The company’s financial statements will then be… …   Financial and business terms

  • closely examine — index search Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • examine — ► VERB 1) inspect closely to determine the nature or condition of. 2) test the knowledge or proficiency of. 3) Law formally question (a defendant or witness) in court. DERIVATIVES examinee noun examiner noun. ORIGIN Latin examinare weigh, test …   English terms dictionary

  • examine — v. 1) to examine carefully, closely, thoroughly 2) (D; tr.) to examine for (to examine a car for defects) 3) (D; tr.) to examine in (to examine students in physics) * * * [ɪg zæmɪn] closely thoroughly to examine carefully (D; tr.) to examine for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • examine — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, closely, in detail, minutely ▪ Each case must be carefully examined. ▪ We shall now proceed to examine these two aspects of the problem in detail. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • closely — close|ly [ klousli ] adverb *** 1. ) in a way that is very similar to something or has an obvious or strong connection with it: The Northern Ireland economy is closely linked to that of the rest of the United Kingdom. closely resemble something:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closely */*/*/ — UK [ˈkləʊslɪ] / US [ˈkloʊslɪ] adverb 1) a) in a way that involves careful attention to every detail Inspectors will examine the accounts very closely. b) in a very careful and strict way The movement of information across the border was closely… …   English dictionary

  • examine — verb (examined; examining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French examiner, from Latin examinare, from examen Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to inspect closely b. to test the condition of c. to inquire into carefully ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • examine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. investigate, inspect, survey, prove, canvass, search; scrutinize, peruse, dissect, scan; test, interrogate, try, question; audit, review. See attention, inquiry, evidence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To …   English dictionary for students

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