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Meaning of SCRUTINIZE

Pronunciation:  'skrooti`nIz

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

SCRUTINIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: audit, inspect, scrutinise, scrutinise, size up, take stock
 
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, examine, examine, see, study

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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
    individuals.
    
          Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. --Ayliffe.
    
          Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face
          the closest.                             --G. W. Cable.
    
    
  2. \Scru"ti*nize\, v. i.
    To make scrutiny.
    
    
 

 

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