interrogate

[in-ter-uh-geyt]
verb (used with object), interrogated, interrogating.
1.
to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret.
2.
to examine by questions; question formally: The police captain interrogated the suspect.
verb (used without object), interrogated, interrogating.
3.
to ask questions, especially formally or officially: the right to interrogate.

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

interrogable [in-ter-uh-guh-buhl] , adjective
interrogatingly, adverb
interrogee [in-ter-uh-gee] , noun
reinterrogate, verb, reinterrogated, reinterrogating.
uninterrogable, adjective
uninterrogated, adjective


1. query.
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interrogate (ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
to ask questions (of), esp to question (a witness in court, spy, etc) closely
 
[C15: from Latin interrogāre to question, examine, from rogāre to ask]
 
in'terrogatingly
 
adv

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interrogate
late 15c., a back formation from interrogation.
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Example sentences
At one time he ordered the defense to interrogate veniremen in groups.
We learn to interrogate arguments and to criticize the work of those who have
  explored a body of research before us.
He began to alternately yell at and interrogate the driver.
Yes, you travel to new locations, then interrogate suspects.
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