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scrutinize

scru·ti·nize

scrutinize

 
 
pronunciation:
skru tih naIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scrutinized, scrutinizes, scrutinizing
definition: to look at closely and carefully, with attention to detail.
The lawyer scrutinized the contract before pronouncing that everything was in order.The researcher's methods were scrutinized by colleagues unconvinced of his results.She scrutinized his face for any signs of remorse.
synonyms:
examine, eyeball, look at, scan, study, survey
similar words:
analyze, dissect, explore, eye, inspect, investigate, look over, observe, peruse, pore over, probe into, scope out, search, sift, view
derivations: scrutinizingly (adv.), scrutinization (n.), scrutinizer (n.)