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English definition of “scrutinize”

scrutinize

verb [T] uk (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
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