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An example use of examine in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… but it's time to re-examine that notion …”
To examine something is to look at it closely in order to understand it.
the word examine occurs in english on average 12 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that examine can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;
3) people, society, and culture;