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English definition of “scrutinize”

scrutinize

verb [T] (UK usually scrutinise)     /ˈskruː.tɪ.naɪz/ US  /-t̬ən.aɪz/
to examine something very carefully in order to discover information : He scrutinized the men's faces carefully / closely , trying to work out who was lying .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of scrutinize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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