inspect /ɪnˈspɛkt/   verb

1 : to look at something carefully in order to learn more about it, to find problems, etc.

  • The border guard inspected their passports.
  • She had the car inspected by a mechanic before she bought it.
  • The candles are inspected for damage/defects before being packaged.
  • After the storm, we went outside to inspect the damage.

2 : to officially visit a school, hospital, etc., in order to see if rules are being followed and things are in their proper condition

  • He inspected the soldiers’ barracks.
  • inspecting a restaurant for health code violations