- scrutinise (Commonwealth)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈskɹuːtɨnaɪz/
- (General American) enPR: skro͞otʹn-īz, IPA(key): /ˈskɹutn̩ˌaɪz/
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- Hyphenation: scru‧ti‧nize
- (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
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- whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize
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- Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face the closest.
- (transitive) To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
to examine with great care