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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 of interrogate
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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  • interrogated, she said that she often saw Thom going about like other men.

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  • Then they strolled down to the beach and interrogated the sea.

  • Many women that we have interrogated on this matter have fortified this opinion.

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  • And therefore when you are interrogated by me, I would have you imagine that you are interrogated by them.

    Gorgias Plato
  • The Mongolian came in from the kitchen and Carlin interrogated him.

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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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