- to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of; examine in detail.
- to search out and examine the particulars of in an attempt to learn the facts about something hidden, unique, or complex, especially in an attempt to find a motive, cause, or culprit: The police are investigating the murder.
- to make inquiry, examination, or investigation.
Origin of investigate
Examples from the Web for reinvestigate
Contemporary Examples of reinvestigate
She adds, “I say ‘reinvestigate,’ but some were never investigated properly, frankly.”Rapists, Beware: Detroit Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers in ‘Rape Kit’ Investigation
August 28, 2012
Historical Examples of reinvestigate
I decided to reinvestigate cases where the pension had been discontinued.
After the lunch hour I was given the address of Mrs. Erikson and told to reinvestigate her case.
It is to be hoped these suggestions will be useful to those intending to reinvestigate the problems raised in this chapter.The History of the European Fauna
R. F. Scharff
- to investigate (a crime, murder, problem, etc) again
- to inquire into (a situation or problem, esp a crime or death) thoroughly; examine systematically, esp in order to discover the truth
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.