scrutinise


scrutinise

verb (used with object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.

  1. to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.

verb (used without object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.

  1. to conduct a scrutiny.

verb

  1. (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail

v.chiefly British English spelling of scrutinize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: Scrutinised; scrutinising; scrutinisation. v.1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.

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