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inspect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inspect

  1. to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) inspected the collie before the dog show Synonyms of inspect audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, oversee, review, scan, scrutinize, survey, view Words Related to inspect notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurvey Phrases go over Near Antonyms of inspect skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook

Synonym Discussion of inspect

scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine mean to look at or over. scrutinize stresses close attention to minute detail.
    • scrutinized the hospital bill
scan implies a surveying from point to point often suggesting a cursory overall observation.
    • scanned the wine list
inspect implies scrutinizing for errors or defects.
    • inspected my credentials
examine suggests a scrutiny in order to determine the nature, condition, or quality of a thing.
    • examined the specimens


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