Scrutinize

Definition of Scrutinize

Scru´ti`nize
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Scrutinized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrutinizing .]
Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize.
- Ayliffe.
Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face the closest.
- G. W. Cable.
v. i.1.To make scrutiny.

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attend to business, autopsy, be alert, be obsessed with, canvass, check, check out, check over, check up on, concentrate on, contemplate, dissect, examine thoroughly, eye, fix on, focus on, give an examination, give heed, give the eye, give the once-over, go deep into, go over, go through, hard look, inspect, investigate, leer, leer at, look at, look closely at, look lively, look out, look over, look sharp, miss nothing, monitor, observe, ogle, ogle at, overhaul, pass over, pass under review, pay attention, pay heed, peer at, perlustrate, perscrutate, peruse, pore, pore over, postmortem, probe, review, run over, scan, set an examination, sift, size, size up, study, survey, take a long, take care, take heed, take stock of, take the measure, vet, watch out
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