V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to examine something carefully

Synonyms: analyze, examine, inspect, investigate, study, scan, survey, probe

Antonyms: overlook

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.

Usage Examples:

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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