|Origin:||, past participle of inspicere, from specere 'to look'|
to examine something carefully in order to find out more about it or to find out what is wrong with it:
I got out of the car to inspect the damage.
Police inspected the scene and interviewed all the staff.
inspect something for something➔ see usage note control2
The police will inspect the venue for safety.
to make an official visit to a building, organization etc to check that everything is satisfactory and that rules are being obeyed:
The building is regularly inspected by the fire-safety officer.
General Allenby arrived to inspect the troops.