V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to examine something carefully
Synonyms: analyze, examine, inspect, investigate, study, scan, survey, probe
Tips: Scrutinize is derived from the Latin scrutari, which means "to search, examine." Scrutinizing something means you have searched through it and thoroughly examined it.
She will have to scrutinize the painting to see if it is an original or a copy. (inspect)
During the election recount, officials scrutinized every ballot. (examined)
She will have her lawyer scrutinize the agreement before she signs it. (examine, inspect)
I carefully scrutinized my wardrobe to see what I would have to buy for the fall season. (surveyed, scanned)
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