Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

inspect

[in-spekt] /ɪnˈspɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically:
to inspect every part of the motor.
2.
to view or examine formally or officially:
The general inspected the troops.
Origin of inspect
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere to look into, inspect. See in-2, species
Related forms
inspectable, adjective
inspectability, noun
inspectingly, adverb
preinspect, verb (used with object)
quasi-inspected, adjective
reinspect, verb (used with object)
self-inspected, adjective
uninspected, adjective
well-inspected, adjective
Synonyms
1. examine, scrutinize, investigate, study.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for reinspected
Historical Examples
  • We were inspected and reinspected, drilled and drilled again.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
  • "No, no," said Jan to himself, and reinspected the lone life-raft on the top deck.

    Wide Courses

    James Brendan Connolly
  • From the church we went to the Uffizi gallery, and reinspected the greater part of it pretty faithfully.

  • By the light of this, he reinspected the steam system, and found about three gallons of water frozen in the condenser.

    All Day September Roger Kuykendall
  • Exporters and manufacturers frequently demanded that their tobacco be reinspected by competent agents.

British Dictionary definitions for reinspected

inspect

/ɪnˈspɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
2.
to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
Derived Forms
inspectable, adjective
inspectingly, adverb
inspection, noun
inspectional, adjective
inspective, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for reinspected

inspect

v.

1620s, from Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere "to look into" (see inspection). Related: Inspected; inspecting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for reinspected

Word Value for reinspected

16
19
Scrabble Words With Friends