Definitions for: Scrutinize

[v] of accounts and tax returns; with the intent to verify
[v] to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror."

Webster (1913) Definition: 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 scrutinize the conduct or motives of

Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. --Ayliffe.

Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face
the closest. --G. W. Cable.

Scru"ti*nize, v. i.
To make scrutiny.

Synonyms: audit, inspect, scrutinise, scrutinise, size up, take stock

See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, examine, examine, see, study

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