scrutinize

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From scrutiny +‎ -ize.

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scrutinize (third-person singular simple present scrutinizes, present participle scrutinizing, simple past and past participle scrutinized)

  1. (transitive) To examine something with great care or detail, as to look for hidden or obscure flaws.
    to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals
    • (Can we date this quote by Ayliffe and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize
    • (Can we date this quote by G. W. Cable and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face the closest.
  2. (transitive) To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.

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