interrogate

[ in-ter-uh-geyt ]
/ ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·ter·ro·gat·ed, in·ter·ro·gat·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.

verb (used without object), in·ter·ro·gat·ed, in·ter·ro·gat·ing.

to ask questions, especially formally or officially: the right to interrogate.

Nearby words

  1. interrelationship,
  2. interreligious,
  3. interrex,
  4. interrobang,
  5. interrog.,
  6. interrogation,
  7. interrogation mark,
  8. interrogation point,
  9. interrogative,
  10. interrogative sentence

Origin of interrogate

1475–85; < Latin interrogātus past participle of interrogāre to question, examine, equivalent to inter- inter- + rogā(re) to ask + -tus past participle suffix

SYNONYMS FOR interrogate
1. query.

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British Dictionary definitions for interrogated

interrogate

/ (ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for interrogate

C15: from Latin interrogāre to question, examine, from rogāre to ask

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Word Origin and History for interrogated

interrogate

v.

late 15c., a back-formation from interrogation, or else from Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare "to ask, question" (see interrogation). Related: Interrogated; interrogating.

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