verb (used with object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
- to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
verb (used without object), scru·ti·nized, scru·ti·niz·ing.
- to conduct a scrutiny.
Also especially British, scru·ti·nise.Related formsscru·ti·ni·za·tion, nounscru·ti·niz·er, nounscru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverbre·scru·ti·nize, verb (used with object), re·scru·ti·nized, re·scru·ti·niz·ing.self-scru·ti·nized, adjectiveself-scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·nized, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing, adjectiveun·scru·ti·niz·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for scrutinise
Historical Examples of scrutinise
The dark eyes continued to scrutinise that bronzed face suspiciously.
To collect, scrutinise, and appraise facts is his chief business.Science.
I know that the breeders of Shorthorns will scrutinise my statements carefully.
He continued to scrutinise the new trail for some moments longer.
The time has come to scrutinise it more closely, and ascertain if it be what he suspects it.
British Dictionary definitions for scrutinise
Derived Formsscrutinizer or scrutiniser, noun
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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Word Origin and History for scrutinise
chiefly British English spelling of scrutinize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: Scrutinised; scrutinising; scrutinisation.
1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.
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