* examin (obsolete)
To observe or inspect carefully or critically.
- He examined the crime scene for clues.
- She examined the hair sample under a microscope.
To check the health or condition of something or someone.
- With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
- The doctor examined the patient.
- The witness was examined under oath.
* (l), (l)
* cross-examine, cross examine
To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising
eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
(obsolete) To look over so as to read; to peruse.
* 1590 , , IV. ii. 120:
- Let me supervise the canzonet.