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

scrutinize
1670s, from scrutiny (q.v.). Related: Scrutinizing.
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Example sentences
Kemp scrutinised the surroundings of the house for a glimpse of the revolver,
  but it had vanished.
Objectivity is then about peer review, replicable methods and scrutinised by
  peer scientists.
If it fails when scrutinised in this way, it is not a view of reality.
The success of these policies will be closely scrutinised by the party and
  public in the build-up to the gathering.
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