Definition of scrutinize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scrutinize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrutinize
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪz//
 
he / she / it scrutinizes
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple scrutinized
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪzd//
 
past participle scrutinized
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪzd//
 
-ing form scrutinizing
BrE BrE//ˈskruːtənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskruːtənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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scrutinize somebody/something to look at or examine somebody/something carefully She leaned forward to scrutinize their faces. The statement was carefully scrutinized before publication.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scrutinize