What does the word scrutinize mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To observe carefully in detail. Scrutinise.

Usage examples for scrutinize

  1. I will tell your captain to watch you and report every fault; I will myself observe and scrutinize your conduct, and woe to you if I find you again walking in crooked paths! – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  2. Scrutinize your own tones. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. Sometimes he would come across Claudet, also returning home from paying his court to Reine Vincart; and the unhappy Julien would scrutinize his rival's countenance, seeking eagerly for some trace of the impressions he had received during the loving interview. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009