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Meaning of INSPECT

Pronunciation:  in'spekt

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

INSPECT is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: audit, scrutinise, scrutinize, visit
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, case, examine, examine, go over, perambulate, review, see, study, survey, vet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \In*spect"\, n. [L. inspectus. See {Inspect}, v. t.]
    Inspection. [Obs.] --Thomson.
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