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scru·ti·nize

scrutinize

 
 
pronunciation:
skru tih naIz
part of speech: verb
inflections: scrutinizes, scrutinizing, scrutinized
definition: to look at closely and carefully, with attention to detail.
The detectives scrutinized every inch of the crime scene.
synonyms:
examine, look at, scan, study, survey
similar words:
analyze, dissect, explore, eye, inspect, investigate, look over, observe, pore over, probe into, scope out, search, view
derivations: scrutinizingly (adv.), scrutinization (n.), scrutinizer (n.)