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inspect

in·spect

inspect

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn spekt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inspected, inspecting, inspects
definition 1: to look at very carefully, esp. to assess any damage or imperfection.
He inspected his shirt for stains.The doctor inspected the wound.
synonyms:
examine, eyeball, scan, scrutinize, study, survey, view
similar words:
audit, check, evaluate, eye, look over, observe, overlook, peer at, peruse, pore over, probe
definition 2: to look at critically and formally to determine compliance with regulations.
The general inspected the troops.An official from the health department came to inspect the restaurant.All fruit has to be inspected before it enters the country.People must have their cars inspected once a year.
synonyms:
review
similar words:
examine, monitor, view
Word Builder: inspect +
  • inspector:
    a person who inspects or who does inspections.