What does scrutinize mean?

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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

    Etymology: [From Scrutiny.]

  2. Scrutinize(verb)

    to make scrutiny

    Etymology: [From Scrutiny.]

Editors Contribution

  1. scrutinize

    A detailed analysis or overview.

    The media and members of government are united to scrutinize their collective work.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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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. Bertrand Russell:

    If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.

  3. Louis Uccellini:

    Snow measurements are extremely difficult to take because precipitation is inherently variable, a problem compounded by strong winds and compaction during a long duration event, still, it's important that we scrutinize questionable measurements and reject those that scientists deem invalid to ensure the public's continued confidence in the U.S. climate record.

  4. Late Sunday:

    We urge the Legislative Council to scrutinize the Bill in a calm, reasonable and respectful manner to help ensure Hong Kong remains a safe city for residents and business.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of scrutinize

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