Meaning of introspect is examine one's thoughts and feeling. In fact, i have to find word for "introspect". I m writing a technical report, can I use the word "introspect" but the meaning i want to make is "examine the information further in specific area and try to figure out something" ?

  • The term is far more often used in its nominalized form, introspection, than as a finite verb. Commented May 5, 2016 at 0:05

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I think you mean inspect (to introspect, like you said, can only mean to examine the thoughts in your own head — to "look into" yourself):

Definition & Example (via dictionary.com):

to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically:

to inspect every part of the motor.

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