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scrutinize

[skroot-n-ahyz] /ˈskrut nˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), scrutinized, scrutinizing.
1.
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
verb (used without object), scrutinized, scrutinizing.
2.
to conduct a scrutiny.
Also, especially British, scrutinise.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; scrutin(y) + -ize
Related forms
scrutinization, noun
scrutinizer, noun
scrutinizingly, adverb
rescrutinize, verb (used with object), rescrutinized, rescrutinizing.
self-scrutinized, adjective
self-scrutinizing, adjective
unscrutinized, adjective
unscrutinizing, adjective
unscrutinizingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. investigate, study, search.
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  • The report claims to scrutinise the first ten years of regulation.
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  • Appointed panels of councillors and other worthies would scrutinise their performance.
  • His committee will scrutinise the treaty, probably in early summer.
  • Indians scrutinise officials' salaries painted on village walls.
  • Using one piece of software to scrutinise another and spot mistakes, however, is easier said than done.
  • Even still, squandering precious resources trying to scrutinise every shred of data is not the biggest problem.
  • The friendly officials are paid for a variety of services, one of which is not to scrutinise the register too closely.
British Dictionary definitions for scrutinise

scrutinize

/ˈskruːtɪˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to examine carefully or in minute detail
Derived Forms
scrutinizer, scrutiniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for scrutinise
v.

chiefly British English spelling of scrutinize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: Scrutinised; scrutinising; scrutinisation.

scrutinize

v.

1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.

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