Definitions for: Inspect

[v] of accounts and tax returns; with the intent to verify
[v] come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
[v] look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*spect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inspected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Inspecting.] [L. inspectus, p. p. of inspicere to
inspect; pref. in- in + specere to look at, to view: cf. F.
inspecter, fr. L. inspectare, freq. fr. inspicere. See
1. To look upon; to view closely and critically, esp. in
order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors,
etc., to examine; to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to
inspect conduct.

2. To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods
offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to
superintend. --Sir W. Temple.

In*spect", n. [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]
Inspection. [Obs.] --Thomson.

Synonyms: audit, scrutinise, scrutinize, visit

See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, case, examine, examine, go over, perambulate, review, see, study, survey, vet

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