scrutinize
[ 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"
Synonyms
  • analyze dissect
Antonyms
  • ignore misunderstand
Definition
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
Example
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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