scrutinizes

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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scrutinize
1670s, from scrutiny (q.v.). Related: Scrutinizing.
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