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SCRUTINIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scrutinize mean? 

SCRUTINIZE (verb)
  The verb SCRUTINIZE has 2 senses:

1. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
2. examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

  Familiarity information: SCRUTINIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRUTINIZE (verb)


Sense 1scrutinize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

scrutinise; scrutinize; size up; take stock

Context example:

he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror

Hypernyms (to "scrutinize" is one way to...):

examine; see (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The customs agents scrutinize the bags for drugs


Sense 2scrutinize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

audit; scrutinise; scrutinize; inspect

Context example:

audit accounts and tax returns

Hypernyms (to "scrutinize" is one way to...):

analyse; analyze; canvas; canvass; examine; study (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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