inspect inspect  /ɪn ˈspɛkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) look over carefully
  2. (v) come to see in an official or professional capacity
  3. (v) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

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Usage(s):

  1. The next day, a team of special forces arrived in Qila-Niazi to inspect what was thought to have been a triumphant blow against Osama bin Laden's network.
  2. Police inspect the damage after a powerful explosion in the south wing of the Philippine lower house of Congress in Quezon City, suburban Manila, November 13, 2007.
  3. Morgue workers inspect the bodies of four slain police officers in a prison, at Cuilapa's morgue, near Guatemala City, Guatemala, February 26, 2007.

News

  1. Chrysler Reaches Agreement to Recall 2.7 Million Jeeps

    The automaker and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration resolved their differences, and Chrysler will inspect the cars for possible defects.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. A closer look at how Zimbabwe's cattle bank works

    HOW A CATTLE BANK WORKS: — The bank sends a veterinary official to inspect a farmer's cattle and assesses their monetary worth. — Based on that, owners can get loans up to the value of the cattle they ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Here is a look at how Zimbabwe's cattle bank works, which allows farmers to borrow money

    — The bank sends a veterinary official to inspect a farmer's cattle and assesses their monetary worth. — Based on that, owners can get loans up to the value of the cattle they are banking as collateral.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "We ask parents to inspect your crib from time to time and tighten up the hardware," Nancy Nord, acting head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, said in an interview Tuesday. "It's very important that parents understand they need to...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Nancy Nord Source: FOXNews

  2. "Maybe if we had done it right, maybe some of that money would have gone to inspect those bridges and other bridges around the country," McCain told a group of people in a town-hall style meeting in Ankeny, Iowa. "Maybe the 200,000 people who...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. "There was no call by anyone that we're aware of that said it should be immediately closed or immediately replaced," Pawlenty said. "It was more of a monitor, inspect, maintain, and potentially replace it in the future."
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: Guardian Unlimited

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