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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
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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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

inspect

[ɪnˈspɛkt] vt
(= examine) [+ object, document] → inspecter
(for official purposes) [+ premises, site, equipment, goods] → inspecter; [+ troops] → inspecter
(British) [+ ticket] → contrôler
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

inspect

vt
(= examine)kontrollieren, prüfen; school, hotel etcinspizieren; to inspect something for somethingetw auf etw (acc)(hin) prüfen or kontrollieren
(Mil etc: = review) → inspizieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

inspect

[ɪnˈspɛkt] vt (examine) → ispezionare (Brit) (ticket) → controllare (Mil) (troops) → passare in rassegna
to inspect sth for faults → sottoporre qc a controllo or verifica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Having inspected them all he returned to Paulvitch's side, disappointment written strongly upon his countenance and in his carriage.
The suitors of Penelope are buried by their kinsmen, and Odysseus, after sacrificing to the Nymphs, sails to Elis to inspect his herds.
The first thing necessary is to establish proper regulators in the markets; for which purpose a certain magistrate should be appointed to inspect their contracts and preserve good order; for of necessity, in almost every city there must be both buyers and sellers to supply each other's mutual wants: and this is what is most productive of the comforts of life; for the sake of which men seem to have joined together in one community.
On October 11, 1805, one of the infantry regiments that had just reached Braunau had halted half a mile from the town, waiting to be inspected by the commander in chief.
On the evening of the last day's march an order had been received that the commander in chief would inspect the regiment on the march.
She inspected it with painstaking care, while One Eye, who had returned, stood in the entrance and patiently watched her.
When he dragged the result of his day's hunt into the cave, the she-wolf inspected it, turned her muzzle to him, and lightly licked him on the neck.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
He picked up and inspected several large semi-cylinders of the thin white bark of a sycamore, and finally chose two which seemed to suit him.
The jeweler took his magnifying-glass and scales, weighed and inspected them, and silently made his calculations.
He inspected the copra-drying that had been going on, and went through the barracks to see if there were any sick lying hidden and defying his rule of segregation.
(in other words our High Priest) came to inspect the State Prison and paid me his seventh annual visit, and when for the seventh time he put me the question, 'Was I any better?' I tried to prove to him that he was 'high', as well as long and broad, although he did not know it.