what is difference between examine and probe
- examin (obsolete)
From Middle English examinen, examenen, from Old French examiner, from Latin exāmināre.
- IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzæmɪn/
- Hyphenation: ex‧am‧ine
examine (third-person singular simple present examines, present participle examining, simple past and past participle examined)
- to observe or inspect carefully or critically
- to check the health or condition of something or someone
- to determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination
- to interrogate
- pore over, undersee
- cross examine
- look at
- first-person singular present indicative of examiner
- third-person singular present indicative of examiner
- first-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
- third-person singular present subjunctive of examiner
- second-person singular imperative of examiner
- ablative singular of exāmen
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of examinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of examinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of examinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of examinar
- IPA(key): /eksaˈmine/, [ek.saˈmi.ne]
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of examinar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of examinar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of examinar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of examinar.
For verb: borrowed from Latin probare (“to test, examine, prove”), from probus (“good”).
For noun: borrowed from Late Latin proba (“a proof”), from probare (“to test, examine, prove”); Doublet of proof. Compare Spanish tienta (“a surgeon’s probe”), from tentar (“try, test”); see tempt.
- (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊb/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɹoʊb/
- Rhymes: -əʊb
probe (plural probes)
- (surgery) Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc. [from 15th c.]
- (figuratively) Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information. [from 17th c.]
- An act of probing; a prod, a poke. [from 19th c.]
- (figuratively) An investigation or inquiry. [from 20th c.]
- They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
- (aeronautics) A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling. [from 20th c.]
- (sciences) A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it. [from 20th c.]
- Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
- (astronautics) A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings. [from 20th c.]
- (game of Go) a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
- (biochemistry) Any group of atoms or molecules radioactively labeled in order to study a given molecule or other structure
- (game of go) yosu-miru
probe (third-person singular simple present probes, present participle probing, simple past and past participle probed)
- (transitive, intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
- If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.
- 1827, Henry Hallam, The Constitutional History of England
- the growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts of the crown
- (transitive) To insert a probe into.
- probe in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- probe in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- Pober, rebop
probe (epicene, plural probes)
- inflection of proben:
- first-person singular present
- first/third-person singular subjunctive I
- singular imperative
- feminine plural of probo
probē (comparative probius, superlative probissimē)
- well, rightly, properly, correctly, fitly, opportunely, excellently
- vocative masculine singular of probus
- probe in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- probe in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- probe in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
probe (plural probes)
- Obsolete spelling of pobre