examine-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: study, investigate, or analyze in detail

Forensic scientists are examining the wreckage for clues about the cause of the explosion.
The council is to examine ways of reducing traffic in the city centre.
The research examined the effects of alcohol on long-term memory.
We need to examine how an accident like this can be avoided in the future.
The professor examined the structure of a novel in class.

FrameNet: Scrutiny,Inspecting,Seeking
PropBank: examine.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: inspect something or somebody/look at

The customs agent examined the baggage.
He examined the rash on his skin with his eyes.
I suggest you get examined by a qualified physician.

FrameNet: Inspecting,Scrutiny
PropBank: examine.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: test someone by questioning; interrogate

Candidates must pass a qualifying test which examines for general and specific knowledge.
A psychiatrist was examined on the mental state of the defendant.
The prosecutor examined the witness under oath.

FrameNet: Examination
PropBank: examine.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 5