Definition of Scrutinize

1. Verb. To look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail. "The customs agents scrutinize the bags for drugs "; "He scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"

Exact synonyms: Scrutinise, Size Up, Take Stock
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Derivative terms: Scrutiniser, Scrutiny, Scrutiny, Scrutinizer, Scrutiny, Scrutiny



2. Verb. Examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification. "Audit accounts and tax returns"

Definition of Scrutinize

1. v. t. To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.

2. v. i. To make scrutiny.

Definition of Scrutinize

1. Verb. (transitive) To examine something with great care. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To audit accounts etc in order to verify them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrutinize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrutinize

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scrutin uninomial system
scrutin uninominal voting system
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Literary usage of Scrutinize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"tinct, and that courts should strictly scrutinize the proof.1 But it is not ... These remarks indicate with what strictness courts should scrutinize the ..."

2. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"It is the duty of the public, at this time, to scrutinize closely into the conduct of their committee members, members of assembly, and delegates in ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"It is the duty of the publie, at this time, to scrutinize closely into the conduct of their committee members, members of assembly, and delegates in ..."

4. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1902 by United States President, James Daniel Richardson (1907)
"... while it recognizes the power and duty of the United States to provide officers to guard and scrutinize the Congressional elections, fails to adapt its ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law and Procedure of Receivers: With Forms; Being a by Henry Gabriel Tardy, John Wilson Smith (1920)
"It seems to be a growing policy for such commissioners to scrutinize, from this point of view, such items as expenses of the receivership itself, ..."

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