Share this entry

Share this page

scrutinize

Syllabification: scru·ti·nize
Pronunciation: /ˈskro͞otnˌīz
 
/

Definition of scrutinize in English:

verb

[with object]
Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly: customers were warned to scrutinize the small print
More example sentences
  • Every student dollar spent will be closely scrutinised to ensure that students are getting the best value for money and no money is wasted on frivolous exec pet projects.
  • Kyd's drama thoroughly scrutinizes the pros and cons of revenge, both public and private, as it was denounced and in some cases excused by Christianity.
  • In this tight economy, the public scrutinizes art purchases more closely than ever.
Synonyms

Derivatives

scrutinization

1
Pronunciation: /ˌskro͞otn-iˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • From the onset we have been subjected to repeated review and close scrutinization by individuals whom we did not feel were qualified to make such assessments.
  • In an attempt to counter this racial scrutinization, however, is the immediate disclosure of the subject's ethnicity, listed directly below their image.
  • After another silent scrutinization, the woman seemed to relent.

scrutinizer

2
noun
Example sentences
  • In sufficient numbers this message would get out through the party scrutinizers, they can't keep a secret.
  • Throughout the nation, ballot box scrutinizers have received specialized training in advance and are directly involved with the government.
  • The scrutinizers were subjected to an insignificant role, since scrutinized vehicles were ‘rescrutineered’ at the start line, thus wasting time and creating precedence.

Definition of scrutinize in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?