look over carefully
"Please inspect your father's will carefully"
come to see in an official or professional capacity
"The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspect(verb)
examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
"audit accounts and tax returns"
to examine critically or carefully; especially, to search out problems or determine condition; to scrutinize
Inspect the system for leaks.
to view and examine officially
The general inspected the troops and their barracks.
Origin: From inspectum, past participle of inspicio, from in + specio
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
to view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend
Origin: [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-spekt′, v.t. to look into: to examine: to look at narrowly: to superintend.—adv. Inspect′ingly.—n. Inspec′tion, the act of inspecting or looking into: careful or official examination.—adjs. Inspec′tional; Inspec′tive.—ns. Inspec′tor, one who looks into or oversees: an examining officer: a superintendent; Inspec′torāte, a district under charge of an inspector: a body of inspectors collectively.—adj. Inspectō′rial.—ns. Inspec′torship, the office of an inspector; Inspec′tress, a female inspector. [L. inspectāre, freq. of inspicĕre, inspectum—in, into, specĕre, to look.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To view and examine officially; as, troops, arms, etc.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'inspect' in Verbs Frequency: #868
The numerical value of inspect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of inspect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of inspect in a Sentence
We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.
It's important to appropriately store, inspect, and wash produce, especially leafy greens.
I went out the next morning just to inspect, i swear to God, cats were eating the corpses.
An archaeological committee was assigned to inspect the mask and beard in order to write a detailed report on the mask's condition.
She came here to inspect stones without bringing any tools, no magnifying glass, no diamond dealers loop, nothing, so it was obvious she was about to pull something.
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