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
For a faculty of wise interrogating is half a knowledge.
The purpose of science is to cut through human failings and get to the truth by
  defining a process for interrogating the universe.
My group is among the first to bring a new approach to interrogating detainees.
It provided legal guidance for civilians engaged in interrogating terrorism
  suspects.
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