[ skroot-n-ahyz ]
/ ˈskrut nˌaɪz /
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.
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detective, monitor, investigator, auditor, controller, inspector, appraiser, interrogator, inquisitor, sleuth, overseer, reviewer, tester, checker, assessor, questioner, proctor, researcher, inquirer, analyst
Also especially British, scru·ti·nise.
Origin of scrutinize
scru·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 scrutinizer
The man is great in his own eyes—this scrutinizer of Majesty and fabricator of heresies.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
He was too close a scrutinizer of the part and not enough of an observer of the whole for good portraiture.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
/ (ˈskruːtɪˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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