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scrutinize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrutinize

  1. to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) the project's time constraints make it impossible for the programmers to scrutinize every line of code, so some bugs should be expected Synonyms of scrutinize audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, oversee, review, scan, inspect, survey, viewWords Related to scrutinize 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 scrutinize skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook

Synonym Discussion of scrutinize

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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