- to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
- to conduct a scrutiny.
Also especially British, scru·ti·nise.
Origin of scrutinize
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1, 2. investigate, study, search.
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Examples from the Web for scrutinised
I have scrutinised it over and over; and to the world some way or other it shall go as it is.The Letters of Robert Burns
I scrutinised him carefully, while Charlotte ran to comfort the damsel.The Golden Age
He scrutinised it, read it aloud, and pronounced it genuine.Love-at-Arms
I have scrutinised every report—viewed every body which at all resembled him.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
A vast number of other observances were scrutinised with the same result.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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Word Origin and History for scrutinised
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