scrutinize

  • 1 Scrutinize — Scru ti*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrutinized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrutinizing}.] [From {Scrutiny}.] To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 scrutinize — scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine, audit can all mean to look at or over critically and searchingly. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are observable in their corresponding nouns scrutiny, scanning, inspection, examination,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 scrutinize — [skro͞ot′ n īz΄] vt. scrutinized, scrutinizing [< SCRUTINY + IZE] to look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely scrutinizer n. SYN. SCRUTINIZE implies a looking over carefully and searchingly in order to observe the minutest… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Scrutinize — Scru ti*nize, v. i. To make scrutiny. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 scrutinize — I verb analyze, anatomize, audit, canvass, check, contemplate, delve into, dissect, examine, explore, eye, give close attention, inquire into, inspect, inspicere, investigare, investigate, keep under surveillance, look at closely, look into, look …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 scrutinize — UK US (UK also scrutinise) /ˈskruːtɪnaɪz/ verb [T] ► to examine something very carefully in order to discover information: »The data raises questions about how closely Wall Street banks scrutinized the loans …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 scrutinize — (v.) 1670s; see SCRUTINY (Cf. scrutiny) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 scrutinize — (Amer.) scru·ti·nize || skruːtnaɪz / tɪnaɪz v. examine, investigate, check closely, inspect (also scrutinise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 scrutinize — [v] examine closely analyze, burn up, candle, canvass, case, check, check out, check over, comb*, consider, contemplate, dig, dissect, explore, eyeball*, get a load of*, go over with a fine tooth comb*, inquire into, inspect, investigate, look… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 scrutinize — (also scrutinise) ► VERB ▪ examine closely and thoroughly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 scrutinize — verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 1671 transitive verb to examine closely and minutely intransitive verb to make a scrutiny • scrutinizer noun Synonyms: scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine mean to look at or over. scrutinize stresses close attent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 scrutinize — v. to scrutinize closely, thoroughly * * * [ skruːtɪnaɪz] thoroughly to scrutinize closely …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 scrutinize — [17] The etymological notion underlying scrutinize is of ragpickers searching through piles of garbage looking for anything of use or value. For its ultimate source is Latin scrūta ‘rubbish’. From this was formed the verb scrūtārī ‘rummage… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 scrutinize — [[t]skru͟ːtɪnaɪz[/t]] scrutinizes, scrutinizing, scrutinized VERB If you scrutinize something, you examine it very carefully, often to find out some information from it or about it. [V n] Her purpose was to scrutinize his features to see if he… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 scrutinize — UK [ˈskruːtɪnaɪz] / US [ˈskrut(ə)nˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms scrutinize : present tense I/you/we/they scrutinize he/she/it scrutinizes present participle scrutinizing past tense scrutinized past participle scrutinized to examine something …

    English dictionary

  • 16 scrutinize — [17] The etymological notion underlying scrutinize is of ragpickers searching through piles of garbage looking for anything of use or value. For its ultimate source is Latin scrūta ‘rubbish’. From this was formed the verb scrūtārī ‘rummage… …

    Word origins

  • 17 scrutinize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, closely, intensely PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ All parts of the aircraft are closely scrutinized for signs of wear or damage …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 scrutinize — verb it has become necessary for us to scrutinize the behavior of our staff toward the customers Syn: examine, inspect, survey, study, look at, peruse; investigate, explore, probe, inquire into, go into, check; informal eyeball …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 scrutinize — scrutinization, n. scrutinizer, n. scrutinizingly, adv. /skrooht n uyz /, v., scrutinized, scrutinizing. v.t. 1. to examine in detail with careful or critical attention. v.i. 2. to conduct a scrutiny. Also, esp. Brit., scrutinise. [1665 75;… …

    Universalium

  • 20 scrutinize — verb /ˈskɹuːtə.naɪz/ a) To examine something with great care. b) To audit accounts etc in order to verify them. See Also: inscrutable, scrutineer, scrutiny …

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