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inspectverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈspekt/ us   /ɪnˈspekt/
C1 to look at something or someone carefully in order to discover information, especially about their quality or condition: After the crash both drivers got out and inspected their cars for damage. She held the bank note up to the light and inspected it carefully.
to officially visit a place or a group of people in order to check that everything is correct and legal: An official from the Department of Health will be inspecting the restaurant this afternoon. The King inspected the troops.
[T often passive] US UK survey If a building is inspected, it is examined carefully by a specially trained person, in order to discover if there is anything wrong with its structure.

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(Definition of inspect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inspectverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈspekt/
to look at something or someone carefully in order to discover information, esp. about quality or condition: After the accident both drivers got out and inspected their cars for damage.
If an official person inspects a thing, place, or a group of people, the official looks carefully in order to make certain the thing, place, or group is in good condition and that rules are being obeyed: Someone from the Health Department will inspect the restaurant this afternoon.
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"inspect" in Business English

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inspectverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈspekt/ us  
to look at something carefully in order to check its quality or condition: Inspect the goods carefully before you accept delivery of them.inspect (sth) for sth There is a process to force gas companies to inspect for leaks more frequently.
HR, WORKPLACE to officially visit a building or organization in order to check that everything is correct and legal: They did a two-day, on-site survey to inspect the facility. The premises are inspected twice a year by the Trading Standards Officer.
(Definition of inspect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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