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English verb: inspect

1. inspect (perception) look over carefully


SamplesPlease inspect your father's will carefully.


ExamplesThe customs agents inspect the bags for drugs


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


Broader (hypernym)examine, see


Narrower (hyponym)case, go over, perambulate, review, survey, vet

2. inspect (motion) come to see in an official or professional capacity


SamplesThe governor visited the prison.
The grant administrator visited the laboratory.


Synonymsvisit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

3. inspect (cognition) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification


SamplesAudit accounts and tax returns.


Synonymsaudit, scrutinise, scrutinize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


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









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