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Definition of "scrutinize" [scru•ti•nize]

  • To examine or observe with great care; inspect critically. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrutinize" in a sentence
  • "Congress - the very entity which authorized fractional reserve banking and the Federal Reserve ability effectiveyl control our economy - is now going to "scrutinize" it?!?"
  • "We do pay the Congress to "scrutinize" things like this, but unfortunately, their corporate benefactors pay them much more to let the corporations do the "scrutinizing" for them."
  • "If you scrutinize both, you can probably figure it out based on button size and the slight difference in the bevels, but if you have to use the word "scrutinize," then the UI design has already failed."