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Examples of scrutinize in a Sentence
I closely scrutinized my opponent's every move.
Her performance was carefully scrutinized by her employer.
Recent Examples of scrutinize from the Web
The Pistons, and Red Wings, have been scrutinized for empty seats that have been noticeable on television broadcasts.
Following Trump's Tuesday morning announcement of her nomination, Haspel's role in the CIA's interrogation and detention program has been scrutinized.
They’ve been scrutinized so heavily that many who follow the Royals questioned the club’s decision to commit four years and $72 million through the 2019 season, in addition to a mutual option for 2020.
Still, aluminum remains 17% higher than before the sanctions, as there are few obvious buyers of Mr. Deripaska’s stake, and Washington will scrutinize any deal to ensure a real transfer of control.
Oracle has been struggling to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft in cloud services, and investors have been closely scrutinizing its efforts.
On 16 April, the agency plans to launch the US$337-million Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which will scrutinize 200,000 nearby bright stars for signs of orbiting planets.
But the step makes Google's requirements much more clear, and seems to be a commitment that the company will scrutinize extensions more closely for possible mining components.
This is not the first time Facebook has been publicly scrutinized for scandals affecting its users.
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scrutinize This Word's Etymology
A close look at the etymology of scrutinize reveals that the word stems from the Latin verb scrutari (meaning "to search" or "to examine"), which in turn probably comes from scruta (meaning "trash," or more specifically "a mixture of worthwhile articles and trash"). In the 15th century scrutari gave us the noun scrutiny, a word that originally meant "a formal vote" and then "an official examination of votes." Scrutinize retained reference to voting, with the meaning "to examine votes," at least into the 18th century-and even today in Britain a scrutineer is a person who counts votes.
Synonym Discussion of scrutinize
- scrutinized the hospital bill
- scanned the wine list
- inspected my credentials
- examined the specimens
SCRUTINIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrutinize for English Language Learners
: to examine (something) carefully especially in a critical way
SCRUTINIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of scrutinize for Students
- … I stood still and scrutinized the place where I'd seen movement.
- —Avi, Crispin
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