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Inspect (third-person singular simple present Inspects, present participle Inspecting, simple past and past participle Inspected)

  1. to examine critically or carefully; especially, to search out problems or determine condition; to scrutinize
    Inspect the system for leaks.
  2. to view and examine officially
    He inspected the troops and their barracks.

Derived terms

Adverbs for Inspect

intently; circumspectly; fastidiously; judiciously; rigidly; periodically; personally; cursorily; cautiously; painstakingly.


autopsy, canvass, catechize, check, check out, check over, check up, check up on, con, contemplate, examine, eye, give an examination, give the eye, give the once-over, go over, hard look, inquire, interrogate, investigate, leer, leer at, look at, look over, monitor, notice, observe, ogle, ogle at, overhaul, overlook, pass over, pass under review, peer at, peruse, pore, pore over, postmortem, question, review, run over, scan, scrutinize, set an examination, size, size up, study, survey, take a long, take stock of, take the measure, vet, view



From Latin inspectum, past participle of inspicere (to look into), from in + spicere (to look at)