What is another word for scan?

1696 synonyms found


[ skˈan], [ skˈan], [ s_k_ˈa_n]

"Scan" is a common word that means to examine or analyze something carefully. However, there are many synonyms that can be used in its place depending on the context. For example, "survey" can be used to describe a general examination of a wide area or object. "Scrutinize" is a synonym that suggests a more intense and critical examination. "Inspect" and "examine" suggest a methodical review with specific objectives. "Peruse" implies a leisurely and thoughtful reading of a document. "Read" implies a more general examination of text. "Skim" suggests a quick or casual reading, while "browse" is used for a quick or superficial examination. Overall, there are many different synonyms that can be used to describe the action of "scanning" depending on the context.

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What are the opposite words for scan?

The word 'scan' means to examine something thoroughly or to search for something. Its antonyms include 'ignore,' 'overlook,' and 'neglect' which mean to pay no attention to something or someone. 'Disregard' is another antonym which suggests a deliberate decision to not give importance or attention to something. 'Misinterpret' is another antonym which means to misunderstand or misconstrue the meaning of something. 'Miss' is another antonym which means to fail to notice or detect something that is important. Similarly, 'pass over' or 'skip' means to move over or skip something without paying attention to it.

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Usage examples for Scan

I seemed to scan longer distances, and the ice along the horizon had a less angular outline.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
The man spoke in low, respectful tones, his eyes flickering up and down as he sought to scan her features.
William McFee
Now and then some one would creep up on deck, and brave the fury of the blast for a few moments, in hope of finding some sign of change for the better; and on his return to the cabin the others would eagerly scan his countenance and await his words, only to be met with a sorrowful shake of the head that rendered words unnecessary.
"The Wreckers of Sable Island"
J. Macdonald Oxley

Famous quotes with Scan

  • With eye upraised his master's looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end.
    George Crabbe
  • But now with technology I could sit down and do a bunch of character drawings and scan them into a computer, and the computer using my exact style could bring it into life, where it would have been edited by various human beings before.
    Bill Griffith
  • Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
    Alexander Pope
  • My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.
    Douglas Trumbull
  • Now we are using the body scanner to scan the pilots. They became the dangerous people of this country?
    Isaac Yeffet

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