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scrutinize

Synonyms and Antonyms of scrutinize

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
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go over

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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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