- 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 scrutinizing
This season is all about monitoring posture, scrutinizing sun exposure, even exploring the health of a pet.Nothing Says I Love You Like Data
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Scrutinizing the lines on your face, she strokes your cheek and asks if your boss is working you too hard.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive
November 26, 2014
But scrutinizing all these electoral trees misses the broader, ideological forest.Why We Need a Left Wing Tea Party
September 9, 2014
Most of them remain chained to their smartphones, scrutinizing the market to alleviate deal-making withdrawal symptoms.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag
August 18, 2014
But scrutinizing Walking Dead fans have picked up on signs of something darker going on at the “sanctuary for all.”
He paused, scrutinizing the faces of Atherstone and Marion with his glittering eyes.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mr Osborne stood before me, scrutinizing me with severe grey eyes.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It was a look deliberate and scrutinizing, in a sense doubtful, and yet not unkindly.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
He noticed, when he reached this, the difference in the faces he was scrutinizing.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
Razumov gazed down at her with silent, scrutinizing attention.Under Western Eyes
- (tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail
Word Origin and History for scrutinizing
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper