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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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