verb (used with object), in·ter·pel·lat·ed, in·ter·pel·lat·ing.
Origin of interpellate
Examples from the Web for interpellate
He was accustomed now to so many stops, that he felt surprised when nobody rose to interpellate.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Leave to interpellate will certainly be asked for this afternoon.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
I should thus have been enabled, for a few moments, to interpellate a god on things of the other world.From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows|Victor Meignan
In 1885 several deputies, calling themselves Socialists, began to interpellate the ministry on the labor questions.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
British Dictionary definitions for interpellate
Word Origin for interpellate
Word Origin and History for interpellate
1590s, from Latin interpellatus, past participle of interpellare "to interrupt by speaking" (see interpellation). Related: Interpellated; interpellating.