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 investigator
“Bodegas, private residences, apartment buildings, you name it,” the investigator says.
“We believe the gun was in it the whole time,” the investigator says.
According to court testimony by the lead NCIS investigator, it contained various mobile phones and even valuable letters.
Doucette says the file indicates that an investigator telephoned her, but she did not return the call.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She fed the baby spoiled milk and was, the investigator says, “completely ignorant” of how to raise a child.‘Love Child’ Game Over: Internet Addicts Let Their Baby Starve to Death|Nina Strochlic|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I confess myself, after long years of perfectly unbiassed inquiry, still an investigator—a sceptic.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
The investigator looked at Scanlon, and the big man nodded his head, gravely.Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist|John T. McIntyre
"I always prefer to finish my work in my own way," said the investigator.Ashton-Kirk, Investigator|John T. McIntyre
It is the watchful sentinel and investigator of the external world.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
On board the Investigator, frost-bound in the Bay of Mercy, things went as merry as the proverbial marriage-bell.Christmas: Its Origin and Associations|William Francis Dawson
Word Origin for investigate
1550s, a native agent-noun formation from investigate, or else from Latin investigator "he that searches into," agent noun from past participle stem of investigare (see investigation).
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.