What does inspect mean?

Definitions for inspect
ɪnˈspɛktin·spect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspectverb

    look over carefully

    "Please inspect your father's will carefully"

  2. visit, inspectverb

    come to see in an official or professional capacity

    "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"

  3. audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspectverb

    examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

    "audit accounts and tax returns"

Wiktionary

  1. inspectverb

    to examine critically or carefully; especially, to search out problems or determine condition; to scrutinize

    Inspect the system for leaks.

    Etymology: From inspectum, past participle of inspicio, from in + specio

  2. inspectverb

    to view and examine officially

    The general inspected the troops and their barracks.

    Etymology: From inspectum, past participle of inspicio, from in + specio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inspectverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]

  2. Inspectverb

    to view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend

    Etymology: [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]

  3. Inspectverb

    inspection

    Etymology: [L. inspectus. See Inspect, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inspect

    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, inspectumin, into, specĕre, to look.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inspect

    To view and examine officially; as, troops, arms, etc.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inspect' in Verbs Frequency: #868

Anagrams for inspect »

  1. pectins

  2. incepts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inspect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inspect in a Sentence

  1. Lucinda Blake:

    I think that teaching should include explaining to patients the importance of replacing inhaler caps, teaching them how to inspect their inhalers thoroughly to ensure that there are no unwanted objects concealed and educating them on the potential damage inhaled objects can cause.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Rather than taking vainly pride of our fellows who have made a big name in other nations, we should introspect and inspect as why they could not achieve the same feat in own country and correct.

  3. Janice Okubo:

    It's important to appropriately store, inspect, and wash produce, especially leafy greens.

  4. Ron Johnson:

    Happy to have her visit Milwaukee but she really ought to inspect the crisis President Biden created at the border.

  5. Matt Bershadker:

    Bershadker said. A dog fostered and then adopted during COVID-19 pandemic. With regardto adoption, Bershadker noted the ASPCA saw an initial spike in adoptions in March when the pandemic began, but saw numbers slowly start to plateau or decrease due to shelter closures and the slow nature of virtual adoption as quarantine progressed. This is partly due to the fact that, out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 crisis across New York City, we closed the ASPCA Adoption Center to the public and worked hard to move the majority of the animals in our care into foster homes, Bershadker explained. LAW ENFORCEMENT CHAPLAIN, THERAPY DOG CARE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The Humane Society has experienced similar trends. Weve definitely had an increased interest in adoptions, said Christina Hill, communications director for the Humane Society. But the virtual adoption process takes much longer to complete than our standard pre-COVID process. We also stopped intake, like many shelters have, at the recommendation of national veterinary and sheltering groups, and fewer in equals fewer out. A cat currently available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. During the week of March 7, around when the COVID-19 crisis began in the U.S., there were 17,930 pet adoptions. The week of May 2, there were 11,938 pet adoptions, showing about a 33 percent decrease in adoptions from the start of the pandemic to this month. Butthe percentage of pets entering foster care is up. There were 32,962 pets in foster care the week of March 7, and as of May 8, there were 47,856 --a 45 percent increase. PUPPIES FROM GEORGIA ANIMAL SHELTER VISIT AQUARIUM DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN Jane Chiavelli is one quarantiner who decided this was the time to foster a dog. Ive grown up with dogs, and since Im working from home right now, I wanted to do something good and different, Chiavelli said. She decided to foster her dog, Gus, at the start of April, about one month into quarantine. Jane Chiavelli and her dog, Gus, who she fostered before adopting during COVID-19 pandemic.br I sent in an application to English Springer Rescue America and had a phone interview. Normally they come to inspect your house, but given social distancing, I sent pictures of my apartment and dog park. They matched me with Gus to foster, and I drove to [South Carolina]to pick him up, Chiavelli said. After a few weeks quarantining with Gus, she knew she had to adopt. I realized how perfect he was for me and couldnt imagine giving him up, she said. CAN PETS COME DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? Chiavelli said, based on her experience, she encourages everyone to foster pets and consider adoption. Do it, she said. I think its a great opportunity to do something good, and also an opportunity to have some nice company. A cat adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters across the country have implemented innovative solutions to make situations like Chiavellis possible, while ensuring the safety of their staff, animals, and communities. Many animal shelters have been leaning on technology to facilitate online adoptions to continue safely moving dogs and cats out of the shelter and into homes.

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