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EtymologyEdit

From scrutiny +‎ -ize.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskɹuːtə.naɪz/
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VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To examine something with great care.
    to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals
    • Ayliffe
      whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize
    • G. W. Cable
      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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