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.

exhaustively, fully, properly, really, thoroughly
meticulously, rigorously, systematically

This survey systematically examined their claims.

briefly, quickly
individually, separately

This claim needs to be examined separately.

directly, explicitly, specifically

the few studies that have specifically examined the effectiveness of the drug


Critically examine your work as if you were looking at someone else's efforts.

empirically (esp. AmE)

one of the very few studies to empirically examine this problem

aim to, attempt to, be designed to, propose to, seek to, set out to

This study sets out to examine the possible effects of climate change.

proceed to
stop to

Anna stopped to examine a plant growing by the stream.

begin to

Only recently have historians begun to examine its impact and influence.

continue to

We continue to examine new ways of doing business.

be necessary to, need to
be helpful to, be instructive to, be useful to, be worthwhile to

It is instructive to examine the data we have so far.

want to, wish to
not bother to

He didn't even bother to examine the note.

fail to

He fails to examine the implications of such a development.


The room was examined minutely for clues.

let us examine … 

Let us examine the implications of this theory.

Examine is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑chapter, ↑conference, ↑enquiry, ↑essay, ↑eye, ↑paper, ↑pathologist, ↑report, ↑research, ↑researcher, ↑scientist, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑vet, ↑veterinarian, ↑workshop
Examine is used with these nouns as the object: ↑allegation, ↑application, ↑archive, ↑aspect, ↑association, ↑behaviour, ↑body, ↑cause, ↑characteristic, ↑collection, ↑conscience, ↑consequence, ↑correlation, ↑credentials, ↑data, ↑detail, ↑difference, ↑distribution, ↑document, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑efficiency, ↑evidence, ↑expression, ↑extent, ↑fact, ↑feasibility, ↑file, ↑finding, ↑fingernail, ↑hypothesis, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑incidence, ↑influence, ↑issue, ↑link, ↑log, ↑map, ↑matter, ↑merit, ↑motive, ↑nail, ↑nature, ↑patient, ↑perception, ↑phenomenon, ↑possibility, ↑problem, ↑profile, ↑property, ↑prospect, ↑question, ↑record, ↑reflection, ↑relationship, ↑relevance, ↑remains, ↑report, ↑response, ↑role, ↑situation, ↑strain, ↑subject, ↑surroundings, ↑theme, ↑usefulness, ↑utility, ↑witness, ↑workings, ↑wound, ↑wreckage, ↑X-ray

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