examine collocations and examples

 UK /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/

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look at something carefully to find out about it or check it

Adverbs frequently used with examine
carefuly or in great detail: carefully, closely, critically, fully, in depth, in detail, minutely, properly, rigorously, systematically, thoroughlyLet us continue then by carefully examining Lenin’s writings on peaceful revolution.not great detail: brieflyThe appeals process will be briefly examined.separately: individually, separatelyEach case will be examined individually and its merits assessed.
Nouns frequently used as the subject of examine
article, author, chapter, expert, module, paper, project, report, research, researcher, study, thesisThis paper examines the literature on the ethics of marketing.
Nouns frequently used after examine for
evidence, presence, signsThe tissue obtained can then be examined for evidence of genetic or metabolic disorders.

Usage note

You can also examine whether something is the case: This article examines whether developments in genetic technology result in changes in public expectations and fears.

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