dokimazo: I put to the test, prove, examineOriginal Word: δοκιμάζωPart of Speech:
I put to the test, prove, examineDefinition:
I put to the test, prove, examine; I distinguish by testing, approve after testing; I am fit.
Cognate: 1381 dokimázō (from 1384 /dókimos, "approved") – properly, to try (test) to show something is acceptable (real, approved); put to the test to reveal what is good (genuine). See 1384 (dokimos).
1381 /dokimázō ("to approve by testing") is done to demonstrate what is good, i.e. passes the necessary test. 1381 (dokimázō) does not focus on disproving something (i.e. to show it is bad).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1381: δοκιμάζωδοκιμάζω
; (future δοκιμάσω
); 1 aorist ἐδοκίμασά
; passive, (present δοκιμάζομαι
); perfect δεδοκίμασμαι
); the Sept.
chiefly for בָּחַן
; as in Greek writings from (Herodotus
, and Plato
onward, to try
1. to test, examine, prove, scrutinize (to see whether a thing be genuine or not), as metals: χρυσίον διά πυρός (Isocrates, p. 240 d. (i. e. Panathen. § 14); ad Demon., p. 7 b. (here Bekker βασανίζομεν); the Sept., Proverbs 8:10; Sir. 2:5; Wis. 3:6; ἄργυρον, Proverbs 17:3 (cf. Zechariah 13:9)), 1 Peter 1:7; other things: Luke 12:56; Luke 14:19; 2 Corinthians 8:8; Galatians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; τά διαφέροντα, Romans 2:18; Philippians 1:10 (others refer these passages to 2; see διαφέρω, 2 b.); men, 1 Timothy 3:10 (in the passive); ἑαυτόν, 1 Corinthians 11:28; 2 Corinthians 13:5 (cf. ἐξετάζειν ἑαυτόν, Xenophon, mem. 2, 5, 1 and 4); Θεόν, Hebrews 3:9 (R G, from Psalm 94:9<10> (); on the sense of the phrase see πειράζω, 2 d. β.); τά πνεύματα, followed by εἰ whether etc. 1 John 4:1; followed by indirect discourse, Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Ephesians 5:10. 10>
2. to recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy: 1 Corinthians 16:3; τινα σπουδαῖον ὄντα, 2 Corinthians 8:22; ἐν ᾧ δοκιμάζει for ἐν τούτῳ, ὁ δοκιμάζει in that which he approves, deems right, Romans 14:22; δεδοκιμάσμεθα ὑπό τοῦ Θεοῦ πιστευθῆναι τό εὐαγγέλιον we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the business of pointing out to men the way of salvation, 1 Thessalonians 2:4; our οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τόν Θεόν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει they did not think God worthy to be kept in knowledge, Romans 1:28. (On δοκιμάζω (as compared with πειράζω) see Trench, § lxxiv.; Cremer, under the word πειράζω. Compare: ἀποδοκιμάζω.)<1>
STRONGS NT 1381a: δοκιμασίαδοκιμασία, δοκιμασίας, ἡ, a proving, putting to the proof: πειράζειν ἐν δοκιμασία to tempt by proving, Hebrews 3:9 L T Tr WH. ((Lysias), Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, Plutarch, others; λίθος δοκιμασίας, Sir. 6:21.)<1> 1>
allow, discern, examine, approve, try.
From dokimos; to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve -- allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.
see GREEK dokimos