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in·spect

 (ĭn-spĕkt′)
tr.v. in·spect·ed, in·spect·ing, in·spects
1. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
2. To review or examine officially: The commander inspected the troops.

[From Latin īnspicere, īnspect- : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

in·spec′tive adj.

inspect

(ɪnˈspɛkt)
vb (tr)
1. to examine closely, esp for faults or errors
2. (Military) to scrutinize officially (a document, military personnel on ceremonial parade, etc)
[C17: from Latin inspicere, from specere to look]
inˈspectable adj
inˈspectingly adv
inˈspection n
inˈspectional adj
inˈspective adj

in•spect

(ɪnˈspɛkt)

v.t.
1. to look carefully at or over: to inspect every part of a motor.
2. to view or examine formally or officially: to inspect troops.
[1615–25; < Latin inspicere to look into, inspect =in- in-2 + -spicere, comb. form of specere to see, observe]
in•spect′a•ble, adj.
in•spect`a•bil′i•ty, n.

inspect


Past participle: inspected
Gerund: inspecting

Imperative
inspect
inspect
Present
I inspect
you inspect
he/she/it inspects
we inspect
you inspect
they inspect
Preterite
I inspected
you inspected
he/she/it inspected
we inspected
you inspected
they inspected
Present Continuous
I am inspecting
you are inspecting
he/she/it is inspecting
we are inspecting
you are inspecting
they are inspecting
Present Perfect
I have inspected
you have inspected
he/she/it has inspected
we have inspected
you have inspected
they have inspected
Past Continuous
I was inspecting
you were inspecting
he/she/it was inspecting
we were inspecting
you were inspecting
they were inspecting
Past Perfect
I had inspected
you had inspected
he/she/it had inspected
we had inspected
you had inspected
they had inspected
Future
I will inspect
you will inspect
he/she/it will inspect
we will inspect
you will inspect
they will inspect
Future Perfect
I will have inspected
you will have inspected
he/she/it will have inspected
we will have inspected
you will have inspected
they will have inspected
Future Continuous
I will be inspecting
you will be inspecting
he/she/it will be inspecting
we will be inspecting
you will be inspecting
they will be inspecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inspecting
you have been inspecting
he/she/it has been inspecting
we have been inspecting
you have been inspecting
they have been inspecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inspecting
you will have been inspecting
he/she/it will have been inspecting
we will have been inspecting
you will have been inspecting
they will have been inspecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inspecting
you had been inspecting
he/she/it had been inspecting
we had been inspecting
you had been inspecting
they had been inspecting
Conditional
I would inspect
you would inspect
he/she/it would inspect
we would inspect
you would inspect
they would inspect
Past Conditional
I would have inspected
you would have inspected
he/she/it would have inspected
we would have inspected
you would have inspected
they would have inspected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inspect - look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
go over, review, survey - hold a review (of troops)
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
perambulate - make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property); "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"
case - look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"
vet - examine carefully; "Someone should vet this report before it goes out"
2.inspect - come to see in an official or professional capacityinspect - come to see in an official or professional capacity; "The governor visited the prison"; "The grant administrator visited the laboratory"
3.inspect - examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification; "audit accounts and tax returns"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"

inspect

verb
1. examine, check, look at, view, eye, survey, observe, scan, check out (informal), look over, eyeball (slang), scrutinize, give (something or someone) the once-over (informal), take a dekko at (Brit. slang), go over or through Cut the fruit in half and inspect the pips.
2. check, examine, investigate, study, look at, research, search, survey, assess, probe, audit, vet, oversee, supervise, check out (informal), look over, work over, superintend, give (something or someone) the once-over (informal), go over or through Each hotel is inspected once a year.

inspect

verb
1. To study closely or systematically:
2. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
3. To examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed:
Slang: shake down.
Translations
يَتَفَقَّديُعايِنيَفْحَصيَفْحَصُ
kontrolovatprozkoumatvykonat přehlídkuzkontrolovat
inspicereundersøgebesigtige
tarkastaa
pregledati
framkvæma liîskönnunrannsaka; skoîa gaumgæfilegayfirfara opinberlega
検査する
조사하다
inspektavimasinspektoriusinspektuotiiškilmingai apžiūrėti
aplūkotapskatītinspicētpārbaudīt
robiť prehliadku
pregledatipreiskati
inspektera
ตรวจสอบอย่างละเอียด
denetlemekincelemekteftiş etmek
thanh tra

inspect

[ɪnˈspekt] VT
1. (= examine) [+ goods, luggage] → inspeccionar, examinar; (officially) [+ premises, building, school] → inspeccionar; [+ machinery, vehicle] → inspeccionar, revisar; [+ ticket, document] → revisar
to inspect a product for flawsexaminar un producto para detectar defectos
2. (Mil) [+ troops] → pasar revista a

inspect

[ɪnˈspɛkt] vt
(= examine) [+ object, document] → inspecter
(for official purposes) [+ premises, site, equipment, goods] → inspecter; [+ troops] → inspecter
(British) [+ ticket] → contrôler

inspect

vt
(= examine)kontrollieren, prüfen; school, hotel etcinspizieren; to inspect something for somethingetw auf etw (acc)(hin) prüfen or kontrollieren
(Mil etc: = review) → inspizieren

inspect

[ɪnˈspɛkt] vt (examine) → ispezionare (Brit) (ticket) → controllare (Mil) (troops) → passare in rassegna
to inspect sth for faults → sottoporre qc a controllo or verifica

inspect

(inˈspekt) verb
1. to look at, or examine, carefully or formally. He inspected the bloodstains.
2. to visit (eg a restaurant or school) officially, to make sure that it is properly run. Cafés must be regularly inspected to find out if they are kept clean.
3. to look at (troops etc) ceremonially. The Queen will inspect the regiment.
inˈspection (-ʃən) noun
inˈspector noun
1. a person appointed to inspect. a school inspector.
2. a police officer below a superintendent and above a sergeant in rank.

inspect

يَفْحَصُ zkontrolovat inspicere inspizieren επιθεωρώ inspeccionar tarkastaa inspecter pregledati ispezionare 検査する 조사하다 inspecteren inspisere sprawdzić inspecionar проверять inspektera ตรวจสอบอย่างละเอียด denetlemek thanh tra 检查
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She walked all through the house, from one room to another, as if inspecting it for the first time.
Heyward seized the paddle, and applied himself to the work with an eagerness that supplied the place of skill, while Hawkeye was engaged in inspecting the priming of his rifle.
Soon that peculiar odor, sometimes to a great distance given forth by the living sperm whale, was palpable to all the watch; nor was any mariner surprised when, after inspecting the compass, and then the dog-vane, and then ascertaining the precise bearing of the odor as nearly as possible, Ahab rapidly ordered the ship's course to be slightly altered, and the sail to be shortened.
I felt something of the same sense of humiliation and injury which one feels when he finds that a human stranger has been clandestinely inspecting him in his privacy and mentally commenting upon him.
I would have made a few comments, and requested a short history of the place from the surly owner; but his attitude at the door appeared to demand my speedy entrance, or complete departure, and I had no desire to aggravate his impatience previous to inspecting the penetralium.
While he kept himself in his place, as a physician, whose business was with all degrees of mankind, bond and free, rich and poor, bad and good, he used his personal influence so wisely, that he was soon the inspecting physician of three prisons, and among them of La Force.
We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St.
Pocket looked at the young Nobles that ought to have been, as if she rather thought she had had the pleasure of inspecting them before, but didn't quite know what to make of them.
His eyes fell on the girdle which, he took up, and whilst inspecting the precious stones set in it he noticed a little pouch sewn to the girdle and fastened by a loop.
One day, as the men were gathered at a little distance inspecting the body of a panther that had fallen to the gun of one of them who had been hunting inland, Paulvitch lay sleeping beneath his tree.
He sat down quietly to breakfast in his cabin, never once thinking of inspecting the town, being one of those Englishmen who are wont to see foreign countries through the eyes of their domestics.
Then, after inspecting my work, he wound up with: "Who is this tchinovnik friend of yours?