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in·ter·ro·gate

 (ĭn-tĕr′ə-gāt′)
tr.v. in·ter·ro·gat·ed, in·ter·ro·gat·ing, in·ter·ro·gates
1. To examine by questioning formally or officially. See Synonyms at ask.
2. Computers To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.

[Middle English enterrogate, from Latin interrogāre, interrogāt- : inter-, in the presence of; see inter- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

in·ter′ro·ga′tion n.
in·ter′ro·ga′tion·al adj.
in·ter′ro·ga′tor n.

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]
inˈterroˌgatingly adv

in•ter•ro•gate

(ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to ask questions of, esp. formally and thoroughly.
v.i.
2. to ask questions of someone.
[1475–85; < Latin interrogāre to question, examine =inter- inter- + rogāre to ask]
in•ter′ro•ga`tor, n.

interrogate


Past participle: interrogated
Gerund: interrogating

Imperative
interrogate
interrogate
Present
I interrogate
you interrogate
he/she/it interrogates
we interrogate
you interrogate
they interrogate
Preterite
I interrogated
you interrogated
he/she/it interrogated
we interrogated
you interrogated
they interrogated
Present Continuous
I am interrogating
you are interrogating
he/she/it is interrogating
we are interrogating
you are interrogating
they are interrogating
Present Perfect
I have interrogated
you have interrogated
he/she/it has interrogated
we have interrogated
you have interrogated
they have interrogated
Past Continuous
I was interrogating
you were interrogating
he/she/it was interrogating
we were interrogating
you were interrogating
they were interrogating
Past Perfect
I had interrogated
you had interrogated
he/she/it had interrogated
we had interrogated
you had interrogated
they had interrogated
Future
I will interrogate
you will interrogate
he/she/it will interrogate
we will interrogate
you will interrogate
they will interrogate
Future Perfect
I will have interrogated
you will have interrogated
he/she/it will have interrogated
we will have interrogated
you will have interrogated
they will have interrogated
Future Continuous
I will be interrogating
you will be interrogating
he/she/it will be interrogating
we will be interrogating
you will be interrogating
they will be interrogating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been interrogating
you have been interrogating
he/she/it has been interrogating
we have been interrogating
you have been interrogating
they have been interrogating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been interrogating
you will have been interrogating
he/she/it will have been interrogating
we will have been interrogating
you will have been interrogating
they will have been interrogating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been interrogating
you had been interrogating
he/she/it had been interrogating
we had been interrogating
you had been interrogating
they had been interrogating
Conditional
I would interrogate
you would interrogate
he/she/it would interrogate
we would interrogate
you would interrogate
they would interrogate
Past Conditional
I would have interrogated
you would have interrogated
he/she/it would have interrogated
we would have interrogated
you would have interrogated
they would have interrogated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.interrogate - transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
broadcast medium, broadcasting - a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
broadcast, air, transmit, beam, send - broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television; "We cannot air this X-rated song"
2.interrogate - pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
ask - address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"

interrogate

verb question, ask, examine, investigate, pump, grill (informal), quiz, cross-examine, cross-question, put the screws on (informal), catechize, give (someone) the third degree (informal) I interrogated everyone who was even slightly involved.

interrogate

verb
To question thoroughly and relentlessly to verify facts:
Informal: grill.
Idiom: give someone the third degree.
Translations
يَسْتَجْوِبُيَسْتَجْوِب، يُحَقِّق مع
vyslýchat
afhøreforhøre
kuulustella
ispitatiispitivatipreslušati
faggat
yfirheyra
質問する
심문하다
klausiamasistardymastardytitardytojas
izjautātiztaujātpratināt
zaslišati
fråga ut
สอบปากคำ
sorgulamaksorguya çekmek
chất vấn

interrogate

[ɪnˈterəgeɪt] VT [+ person] → interrogar, someter a un interrogatorio (Comput) → interrogar

interrogate

[ɪnˈtɛrəgeɪt] vt
[police] [+ suspect, prisoner, terrorist] → interroger
Before the trial he was interrogated and tortured many times by the police → Avant le procès, il fut interrogé et torturé par la police à de nombreuses reprises.
(= question) → interroger
I interrogated everyone involved → J'ai interrogé toutes les personnes impliquées.

interrogate

vtverhören; (father, headmaster etc) → regelrecht verhören

interrogate

[ɪnˈtɛrəˌgeɪt] vtinterrogare

interrogate

(inˈterəgeit) verb
to question (a person) thoroughly. The police spent five hours interrogating the prisoner.
inˌterroˈgation noun
inˈterrogator noun
interrogative (intəˈrogətiv) adjective, noun
(a word) that asks a question. `Who ?' is an interrogative (pronoun).

interrogate

يَسْتَجْوِبُ vyslýchat forhøre verhören ανακρίνω interrogar kuulustella interroger ispitivati interrogare 質問する 심문하다 ondervragen forhøre przesłuchać interrogar допрашивать fråga ut สอบปากคำ sorgulamak chất vấn 盘问

interrogate

vt (a pacemaker) interrogar (un marcapasos)
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