verb (used with object), in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing.
- investigative new drug,
Origin of investigate
Examples from the Web for investigate
When there were disputes between students, Mecallari would leave one party with Ramos while he went to investigate.
Starr stresses that universities are required under Title IX to investigate and intervene in sexual assault cases.
The campaign also said that they would be asking state and federal authorities to investigate.Grimes Campaign “Exploring Legal Options” Against McConnell|Ben Jacobs|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The National Transportation Safety Board also will investigate the crash, a spokesman told The Daily Beast.
It had been a headline case, and a task force of over a hundred detectives had been assigned to investigate.
The officers decided to investigate while the inmates of the house were still asleep.
Minnie, if I were you I really should not investigate those papers.The Story of the Gadsby|Rudyard Kipling
Some trustees were appointed to investigate the whole affair, for Fred was as ignorant as a child of all pertaining to the mill.Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
Medical practitioners, who derive an enormous revenue from dyspepsia, should take some pains to investigate this subject.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
At another place in the same neighbourhood a wolf, coming in to investigate our camp, was attacked by my big deerhound Tom.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
Word Origin for investigate
c.1500, back-formation from investigation, or else from Latin investigatus, past participle of investigare "to trace out, search after" (see investigation). Related: Investigated; investigating.