[ in-duh-geyt ]
/ ˈɪn dəˌgeɪt /

verb (used with object), in·da·gat·ed, in·da·gat·ing. Archaic.

to investigate; research.

Nearby words

  1. ind,
  2. ind-,
  3. ind.,
  4. ind.e.,
  5. indaba,
  6. indamine,
  7. indanedione,
  8. indanthrene,
  9. indapamide,
  10. indebted

Origin of indagate

1615–25; < Latin indāgātus, past participle of indāgāre to track down, verbal derivative of indāgō ring of beaters, nets, etc., for trapping game, equivalent to ind-, by-form of in- in-2 (see endo-) + -āgō, derivative of agere to drive (cf. ambages)

Related formsin·da·ga·tion, nounin·da·ga·tive, adjectivein·da·ga·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019