scrutinize

[skroot-n-ahyz]
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:
1665–75; scrutin(y) + -ize

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


1, 2. investigate, study, search.
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scrutinize or scrutinise (ˈskruːtɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
 
scrutinise or scrutinise
 
vb
 
'scrutinizer or scrutinise
 
n
 
'scrutiniser or scrutinise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

scrutinise
British spelling of scrutinize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize.

scrutinize
1670s, from scrutiny (q.v.). Related: Scrutinizing.
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Example sentences
The report claims to scrutinise the first ten years of regulation.
The punters scrutinise their programmes, television screens and the greyhounds
  parading the turf.
Appointed panels of councillors and other worthies would scrutinise their
  performance.
His committee will scrutinise the treaty, probably in early summer.
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