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Definition of scrutinize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



scrutinize somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrutinize
he / she / it scrutinizes
past simple scrutinized
-ing form scrutinizing
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to look at or examine someone or something carefully She leaned forward to scrutinize their faces. The statement was carefully scrutinized before publication.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scrutinize