verb Etymology: Latin inspectus, past participle of inspicere, from in- + specere to look — more at spy Date: circa 1623 transitive verb 1. to view closely in critical appraisal ; look over 2. to examine officially <
inspects the barracks every Friday
intransitive verb to make an inspection Synonyms: see scrutinizeinspective adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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