Interrogate

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 interrogate — in·ter·ro·gate /in ter ə ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing: to question formally and systematically; esp: to gather information from (a suspect) by means that are reasonably likely to elicit incriminating responses see also miranda rights ◇ Under Rhode… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 interrogate — [in ter′ə gāt΄] vt. interrogated, interrogating [< L interrogatus, pp. of interrogare, to ask < inter , between + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] to ask questions of formally in examining [to interrogate a witness] vi. to ask questions SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Interrogate — In*ter ro*gate, v. i. To ask questions. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Interrogate — In*ter ro*gate, n. An interrogation; a question. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 interrogate — (v.) late 15c., a back formation from interrogation, or else from L. interrogatus, pp. of interrogare to ask, question (see INTERROGATION (Cf. interrogation)). Related: Interrogated; interrogating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 interrogate — question, catechize, quiz, examine, *ask, query, inquire Contrasted words: *answer, reply, respond, rejoin, retort …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 interrogate — [v] ask pointed questions catechize, cross examine, cross question, examine, give the third degree*, go over*, grill, inquire, investigate, pump, put the screws to*, put through the wringer*, query, question, quiz, roast*, sweat out*, work over*; …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 interrogate — ► VERB 1) ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally. 2) obtain data or information automatically from (a device, database, etc.). DERIVATIVES interrogation noun interrogator noun. ORIGIN Latin interrogare question …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 interrogate — UK [ɪnˈterəɡeɪt] / US [ɪnˈterəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms interrogate : present tense I/you/we/they interrogate he/she/it interrogates present participle interrogating past tense interrogated past participle interrogated 1) to ask someone …

    English dictionary

  • 11 interrogate — interrogable /in ter euh geuh beuhl/, adj. interrogatingly, adv. interrogee /in ter euh gee /, n. /in ter euh gayt /, v., interrogated, interrogating. v.t. 1. to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the… …

    Universalium

  • 12 interrogate — verb Interrogate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑suspect, ↑witness …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 interrogate — [c]/ɪnˈtɛrəgeɪt / (say in teruhgayt) verb (interrogated, interrogating) –verb (t) 1. to ask a question or a series of questions of (a person), especially closely or formally. 2. to examine by questions; question: they were interrogated by the… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 interrogate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare, from inter + rogare to ask more at right Date: 15th century 1. to question formally and systematically 2. to give or send out a signal to (as a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 interrogate — verb To question or quiz, especially in a thorough or aggressive manner. The police interrogated the suspect at some length before they let him go. See Also: interrogatee, interrogation, interrogative, interrogatively …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 interrogate — Synonyms and related words: answer, approach, ask, be curious, burn with curiosity, catechize, communicate with, contact, correspond, dig around for, dig up, establish connection, examine, gape, gawk, get to, inquire, interview, maintain… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 interrogate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cross examine, ask, grill*, give the third degree*; see examine 2 , question 1 . See Synonym Study at ask . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. question, ask, probe, cross examine, quiz, query, grill, pump, *give the third… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 interrogate — in|ter|ro|gate [ınˈterəgeıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of interrogare, from rogare to ask ] to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats ▪ The police… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 interrogate — in|ter|ro|gate [ ın terə,geıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to ask someone, for example a prisoner or criminal, a lot of questions in order to get information, in an angry or threatening way: The suspects were interrogated by the police. 2. ) COMPUTING… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 interrogate — see PREROGATIVE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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