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English verb: scrutinise

1. scrutinise (perception) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail


SamplesHe scrutinized his likeness in the mirror.


Synonymsscrutinize, size up, take stock


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see

2. scrutinise (cognition) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification


SamplesAudit accounts and tax returns.


Synonymsaudit, inspect, scrutinize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study









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