[ in-ter-uh-geyt ]
/ 瑟n藞t蓻r 蓹藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路ter路ro路gat路ed, in路ter路ro路gat路ing.
to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret.
to examine by questions; question formally: The police captain interrogated the suspect.
to analyze (an idea or belief), especially by thoroughly and dispassionately questioning its underlying assumptions: The antiwork movement seeks to interrogate the concept of work as we know it today.
verb (used without object), in路ter路ro路gat路ed, in路ter路ro路gat路ing.
to ask questions, especially formally or officially:the right to interrogate.
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Origin of interrogate

First recorded in 1475鈥85; from Latin interrog膩tus, past participle of interrog膩re 鈥渢o question, examine,鈥 equivalent to inter- 鈥渂etween, among, together鈥 + rog膩(re) 鈥渢o ask鈥 + -tus past participle suffix; see inter-

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British Dictionary definitions for interrogate

/ (瑟n藞t蓻r蓹藢伞e瑟t) /

to ask questions (of), esp to question (a witness in court, spy, etc) closely

Derived forms of interrogate

interrogatingly, adverb

Word Origin for interrogate

C15: from Latin interrog膩re to question, examine, from rog膩re to ask
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