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scrutinize

[ skroot-n-ahyz ]
/ ˈskrut nˌaɪz /
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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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Also especially British, scru·ti·nise .

Origin of scrutinize

First recorded in 1665–75; scrutin(y) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for scrutinize

scrutinize

scrutinise

/ (ˈskruːtɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to examine carefully or in minute detail

Derived forms of scrutinize

scrutinizer or scrutiniser, noun
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