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verb (used with object), in·da·gat·ed, in·da·gat·ing. Archaic.
  1. to investigate; research.
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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
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