Part of speech:
A close examination of a matter:
Close, careful examination or observation.
(Countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
To study or analyze:
(Chem.) To examine by means of a reagent or reagents
To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
To examine and sort carefully:
To try to locate or discover; search for:
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
To scrutinize is to look at something very closely or very carefully.
To search as a scout:
To test the knowledge of
To pry or search
To penetrate is to pass into or through something.
To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
Explore is defined as to search, investigate or travel in.
(Med.) To examine with a sound, or probe
Reconnoiter is to conduct a military mission to observe something or someone or to find something out.
To carry out an examination or investigation
To learn or discover by careful research or investigation:
The definition of an investigation is careful research or examination.
(Informal) A remark, question, offer, etc. made to feel out another
A formal interrogation:
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