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scan

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scan

  1. a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition gave the car a good scan to see if it was worth buying Synonyms of scan audit, check, checkup, examination, going-over, look-see, review, inspection, scrutiny, survey, viewWords Related to scan analysis, assay, close-up, deconstruction, dissection; exploration, investigation, probe, research, study; inquisition, interrogation; once-over, perusal; recheck, reinspection, resurvey; observation, surveillance, watch; checkout, test-drive, trial run


scan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scan

  1. to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) scanned the manuscript carefully for any overlooked errors Synonyms of scan audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, oversee, review, inspect, scrutinize, survey, viewWords Related to scan notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurveyNear Antonyms of scan skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook

Synonym Discussion of scan

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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