The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Scrutinize \Scru"ti*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrutinized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Scrutinizing.] [From Scrutiny.]
To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical
attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures
of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of
Whose votes they were obliged to scrutinize. --Ayliffe.
Those pronounced him youngest who scrutinized his face
the closest. --G. W. Cable.