- 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 scrutinized
“We need to be looking at the possibility that this might be scrutinized again,” Lomax said.SWAT Lobby Shoots to Kill Police Reform After Ferguson
December 2, 2014
When someone is involved in a crime, they expect, to a certain extent, to be scrutinized.Gator Quarterback’s Lawyer: Blame This Victim
October 10, 2014
I think that needs to be scrutinized carefully on an individual basis.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil
July 26, 2014
The highly-publicized (and scrutinized) Vogue cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is flying off shelves.Tavi Gevinson Heads to Broadway; ‘Vogue's’ Kimye Cover May Break Sales Records
The Fashion Beast Team
April 9, 2014
Oklahoma State has been the most scrutinized program in college basketball this season.March Madness: 5 Games to Watch
March 20, 2014
Her face, as she scrutinized once again the man at the desk, was coldly malignant.Within the Law
By now he realized that he had been scrutinized by the aid of an electric hand-lamp.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Daguenet scrutinized her slyly, sneering in his chaffing way.
He scrutinized her, and she did indeed seem to him much aged.Fruitfulness
Raish leaned back in his chair and scrutinized the questioner.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
Word Origin and History for scrutinized
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