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
She spent the first few days going around, inspecting every corner of the place.
It shows the gorillas curiously inspecting a tourist sitting in some greenery.
But humans are not alone in the venture of inspecting urine to learn more about
  themselves or others.
The noise you hear is one of the tigers off-camera inspecting the apparatus.
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