verb (used with object), interrogated, interrogating.
to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret.
to examine by questions; question formally: The police captain interrogated the suspect.
verb (used without object), interrogated, interrogating.
to ask questions, especially formally or officially: the right to interrogate.
Origin: 1475–85; Related forms
< Latin interrogātus
past participle of interrogāre
to question, examine, equivalent to inter- inter-
) to ask + -tus
past participle suffix
interrogable /ɪnˈtɛrəgəbəl/ [in-ter-uh-guh-buhl] Show IPA , adjective
interrogee /ɪnˌtɛrəˈgi/ [in-ter-uh-gee] Show IPA , noun
reinterrogate, verb, reinterrogated, reinterrogating.