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American English: /ˈskrutnˌaɪz/
British English: /ˈskruːtɪnʌɪz/

Translation of scrutinize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • she scrutinized his face for some sign of sorrow
    le escudriñó el rostro buscando alguna señal de dolor
    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.

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