Word Summary
anakrinō: to examine, investigate
Original Word: ἀνακρίνω
Transliteration: anakrinō
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ak-ree'-no)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to examine, investigate
Meaning: to examine, investigate
Strong's Concordance
question, discern, examine, search.

From ana and krino; properly, to scrutinize, i.e. (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine -- ask, question, discern, examine, judge, search.

see GREEK ana

see GREEK krino

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 350: ἀνακρίνω

ἀνακρίνω; 1 aorist ἀνέκρινα; passive (present ἀνακρίνομαι); 1 aorist ἀνεκρίθην; (frequent in Greek writings, especially Attic); properly, "by looking through a series (ἀνά) of objects or particulars to distinguish (κρίνω) or search after. Hence,

a. to investigate, examine, inquire into, scrutinize, sift, question": Acts 17:11 (τάς γραφάς); 1 Corinthians 10:25, 27 (not anxiously questioning, namely, whether the meat set before you be the residue from heathen sacrifices). Specifically, in a forensic sense (often also in Greek writings) of a judge, to hold an investigation; to interrogate, examine, the accused or the witnesses; absolutely: Luke 23:14; Acts 24:8. τινα, Acts 12:19; Acts 28:18; passive, Acts 4:9. Paul has in mind this judicial use (as his preceding term ἀπολογία shows) when in 1 Corinthians 9:3 he speaks of τοῖς ἐμέ ἀνακρίνουσί, investigating me, whether I am a true apostle.

b. universally, to judge of, estimate, determine (the excellence or defects of any person or thing): τί, 1 Corinthians 2:15; τινα, 1 Corinthians 4:3f; passive, 1 Cor. 2:(),; . (Cf. Lightfoot Fresh Revision, etc. iv. § 3 (p. 67f, American edition).)