verb (used with object), scrutinized, scrutinizing.
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
verb (used without object), scrutinized, scrutinizing.
to conduct a scrutiny.
Also, especially British, scrutinise.

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. Unabridged
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scrutinize or scrutinise (ˈskruːtɪˌnaɪz)
(tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
scrutinise or scrutinise
'scrutinizer or scrutinise
'scrutiniser or scrutinise

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Word Origin & History

1670s, from scrutiny (q.v.). Related: Scrutinizing.
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Example sentences
Consumers are advised to closely scrutinize any lock agreement and ask their
  mortgage company to explain the terms of the lock.
As you point out, it depends on which part of history you choose to scrutinize.
It's their money and they have the right to scrutinize what they pay for.
All campaigns scrutinize public records showing who is registered to vote and
  whether they have voted in past elections.
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