[ skroot-n-ahyz ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 15th century; Latin; from the Latin scrutari "to examine, investigate, search"
  • analyze dissect
  • ignore misunderstand
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
A) It is exhausting to constantly scrutinize someone's actions, and yet people do it all the time. B) She had to scrutinize her notes to make sure she did well on the exam.
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