inspect

[in-spekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
2.
to view or examine formally or officially: The general inspected the troops.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere to look into, inspect. See in-2, species

inspectable, adjective
inspectability, noun
inspectingly, adverb
preinspect, verb (used with object)
quasi-inspected, adjective
reinspect, verb (used with object)
self-inspected, adjective
uninspected, adjective
well-inspected, adjective


1. examine, scrutinize, investigate, study.
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inspect (ɪnˈspɛkt)
 
vb
1.  to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
2.  to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look]
 
in'spectable
 
adj
 
in'spectingly
 
adv
 
in'spection
 
n
 
in'spectional
 
adj
 
in'spective
 
adj

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Example sentences
Many studies show that users don't check for a lock, let alone inspect the details of a certificate.
Now is the time to inspect and clean your air-conditioner and get it ready for
  the hot and humid days ahead.
When you buy a house, usually you have a third party inspect it.
According to these observers, the distribution is fair and they can inspect
  what they want.
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