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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.


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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