- 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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Related Words for scrutinizerdetective, monitor, investigator, auditor, controller, inspector, appraiser, interrogator, inquisitor, sleuth, overseer, reviewer, tester, scrutinizer, checker, assessor, questioner, proctor, researcher, inquirer
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Historical Examples of scrutinizer
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
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
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
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Word Origin and History for scrutinizer
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