What does scrutinize mean?

Definitions for scrutinize
ˈskrut nˌaɪzscru·ti·nize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. size up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutinise(verb)

    to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

    "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"

  2. audit, scrutinize, scrutinise, inspect(verb)

    examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

    "audit accounts and tax returns"


  1. scrutinize(Verb)

    To examine something with great care.

  2. scrutinize(Verb)

    To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrutinize(verb)

    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

  2. Scrutinize(verb)

    to make scrutiny

  3. Origin: [From Scrutiny.]

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  1. Alex
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How to say scrutinize in sign language?

  1. scrutinize


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrutinize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrutinize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scrutinize in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Jay Gould:

    The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.

  2. Edward Jones analyst Matt Arnold:

    If the customer gets on board... that would put less pressure on regulators to scrutinize the deal or block it.

  3. Ro Khanna:

    The way forward is to heavily scrutinize future mergers and to ensure no company has anti-competitive platform privileges.

  4. Ahmed Saleh Al-Matari:

    Before the war, there was no interest in denominations and family. Now, people scrutinize your name to see where you come from.

  5. Michael Schreiber:

    Gray charges make it even more important to scrutinize your credit card bill and really look at every charge - especially if you are on auto pay.

Images & Illustrations of scrutinize

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