Inspection vs Scrutinise - What's the difference?

inspection | scrutinise |

As a noun inspection

is act of examining something, often closely.

As a verb scrutinise is

to examine something with great care.



Alternative forms

* enspection * (l) (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • Act of examining something, often closely.
  • Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
  • Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
  • The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.


    * examination * scrutiny


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    Alternative forms

    * scrutinize


  • To examine something with great care.
  • * 2005 , (Plato), Sophist . Translation by Lesley Brown. .
  • Because his opinions are all over the place, they find it easy to scrutinise them and lay them out;
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.