Scrutinize Scru"ti*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrutinized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrutinizing}.] [From {Scrutiny}.] To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals. [1913 Webster]

Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face the closest. --G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster]

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