Interrogate In*ter"ro*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interrogating}.] [L. interrogatus, p. p. of interrogare to ask; inter between + rogare to ask. See Rogation.] To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions; as, to interrogate a witness. [1913 Webster]

Wilt thou, uncalled, interrogate, Talker! the unreplying Fate? --Emerson.

Syn: To question; ask. See {Question}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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