Definition of Scrutinise

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

Exact synonyms: Scrutinize, 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 Scrutinise

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 Scrutinise

1. [v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrutinise

scrupulousnesses
scrutability
scrutable
scrutation
scrutations
scrutator
scrutin de liste
scrutin de liste system
scrutin uninomial system
scrutin uninominal voting system
scrutineer
scrutineered
scrutineering
scrutineers
scrutinies
scrutinise (current term)
scrutinised
scrutiniser
scrutinises
scrutinising
scrutinisingly
scrutinization
scrutinize
scrutinized
scrutinizer
scrutinizers
scrutinizes
scrutinizing
scrutinizingly
scrutinous

Literary usage of Scrutinise

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

1. Memoirs of My Own Timesby James Wilkinson by James Wilkinson (1816)
"I pray you to scrutinise the subject, and to surmount the difficulty without a pause. You have an admirable resort by marching your main body through the ..."

2. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"Neither does it explain the English sean, to examine, to scrutinise,—still less ... To sean a verse, to examine or scrutinise whether it contains the proper ..."

3. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"Neither does it explain the English lean, to examine, to scrutinise,—still less ... To lean a verse, to examine or scrutinise whether it contains the proper ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1880)
"... and we may sometimes think it well to accept his excuse of "the difficulty of silence where the chronicler has had to scrutinise a character under many ..."

5. Property and Contract in Their Relations to the Distribution of Wealth by Richard Theodore Ely, Samuel Peter Orth, Willford Isbell King (1914)
"Our courts are inclined to scrutinise "trusts" with great jealousy, and endeavour to scrutinise strictly "substitutes for entailment". ..."

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