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in·spect

inspect

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn spekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: inspects, inspecting, inspected
definition 1: to look at very carefully to find any problems.
He inspected the shirt for stains.
synonyms:
examine, scan, scrutinize, study, survey, view
similar words:
check, evaluate, eye, look over, observe, peer at, pore over, probe
definition 2: to look at in a critical and formal way to make sure that standards are kept.
The captain inspects the crew each morning.The meat that we eat has been inspected to make sure it is safe to eat.
synonyms:
review
similar words:
examine, monitor, view
Word Builder: inspect +
  • inspector:
    a person who inspects or who does inspections.
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The word inspect contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.