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interrogate

[in-ter-uh-geyt] /ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪt/
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
1475-1485
1475-85; < Latin interrogātus past participle of interrogāre to question, examine, equivalent to inter- inter- + rogā(re) to ask + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
interrogable
[in-ter-uh-guh-buh l] /ɪnˈtɛr ə gə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
interrogatingly, adverb
interrogee
[in-ter-uh-gee] /ɪnˌtɛr əˈgi/ (Show IPA),
noun
reinterrogate, verb, reinterrogated, reinterrogating.
uninterrogable, adjective
uninterrogated, adjective
Synonyms
1. query.
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Examples from the web for interrogated
  • To verify the veracity of self-reported weaning style, responses to items concerning weaning methods were interrogated.
  • When it was clear he was born blind and had been healed, they interrogated him.
  • They have not been caught, but a fellow writer who alerted the police to the abduction was interrogated for hours.
  • They interrogated me in an office of the foreign ministry used for dealing with reporters.
  • They let him go but kept him under surveillance, and he couldn't get a job because the police interrogated anybody who hired him.
  • He has been held in custody for five weeks and interrogated mainly on personal matters.
  • He is imprisoned in the same barracks room where the barbarians were interrogated.
British Dictionary definitions for interrogated

interrogate

/ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
to ask questions (of), esp to question (a witness in court, spy, etc) closely
Derived Forms
interrogatingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin interrogāre to question, examine, from rogāre to ask
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Word Origin and History for interrogated

interrogate

v.

late 15c., a back-formation from interrogation, or else from Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare "to ask, question" (see interrogation). Related: Interrogated; interrogating.

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