Inspect Definition

inspected, inspecting, inspects
inspected, inspecting, inspects
To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors.
Webster's New World
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially.
Webster's New World

To examine critically or carefully; especially, to search out problems or determine condition; to scrutinize.

Inspect the system for leaks.

Origin of Inspect

  • From Latin īnspicere īnspect- in- intensive pref. in–2 specere to look at spek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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