Etymology
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inspect (v.)

1620s, from Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere "look at, observe, view; look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" (from PIE root *en "in") + specere "to look" (from PIE root *spek- "to observe"). Related: Inspected; inspecting.

updated on June 03, 2017

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Definitions of inspect from WordNet

inspect (v.)
look over carefully;
Please inspect your father's will carefully
inspect (v.)
come to see in an official or professional capacity;
Synonyms: visit
inspect (v.)
examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification;
Synonyms: audit / scrutinize / scrutinise
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.