- 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 ask questions, especially formally or officially: the right to interrogate.
Origin of interrogate
Synonyms for interrogate
Related Words for interrogatedgrill, investigate, query, examine, quiz, inquire, pump, question, roast, catechize, cross-examine, cross-question
Examples from the Web for interrogated
Contemporary Examples of interrogated
Her mother was interrogated and sent to prison for two years.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State
October 31, 2014
Later on, after Raymond Santana had been interrogated about the rape, he was being driven to another precinct.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
While I was interrogated for hours on end, I cannot say precisely how long each session was as I did not have a watch.What It’s Like to Be Snatched by the Delta Force
October 9, 2014
Not long after, the Iranian woman who had connected him with his German publisher was interrogated and threatened.Iranian Poet Blacklisted for Being Gay
July 3, 2014
At one point, he interrogated the audience with cries of “where the press at?”Kanye West’s Insane Week: Bonnaroo Rants and the Instagram Wedding Photo
June 18, 2014
Historical Examples of interrogated
Hundreds of women must be interrogated, observed and reported upon—and then what?The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Then they strolled down to the beach and interrogated the sea.The Fte At Coqueville
And therefore when you are interrogated by me, I would have you imagine that you are interrogated by them.Gorgias
The second accusation he meets by interrogating Meletus, who is present and can be interrogated.Apology
The boy showed no embarrassment when interrogated by his parents the next day.Melomaniacs
- to ask questions (of), esp to question (a witness in court, spy, etc) closely
Word Origin for interrogate
late 15c., a back-formation from interrogation, or else from Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare "to ask, question" (see interrogation). Related: Interrogated; interrogating.