Etymology
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scrutinize (v.)

1670s, from scrutiny + -ize. Related: Scrutinized; scrutinizing. Earlier verb was scrutine (1590s), from French.

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Definitions of scrutinize

scrutinize (v.)
to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail;
he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
Synonyms: size up / take stock / scrutinise
scrutinize (v.)
examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification;
Synonyms: audit / scrutinise / inspect
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