- 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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Examples from the Web for scrutinise
The dark eyes continued to scrutinise that bronzed face suspiciously.The Snare
To collect, scrutinise, and appraise facts is his chief business.Science.The Industries of Animals
I know that the breeders of Shorthorns will scrutinise my statements carefully.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
He continued to scrutinise the new trail for some moments longer.The White Chief
The time has come to scrutinise it more closely, and ascertain if it be what he suspects it.The Death Shot
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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Word Origin and History for scrutinise
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