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in·ves·ti·ga·tor

 (ĭn-vĕs′tĭ-gā′tər)
n.
One, especially a detective, who investigates.

in·ves′ti·ga·to′ri·al (-gə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

investigator

(ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡeɪtə)
n
a person who investigates, such as a private detective

in•ves•ti•ga•tor

(ɪnˈvɛs tɪˌgeɪ tər)
n.
a person who investigates: a private investigator.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.investigator - a scientist who devotes himself to doing researchinvestigator - a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
experimenter - a research worker who conducts experiments
boffin - (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research
fieldworker - a researcher who works in the field
post doc, postdoc - a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
2.investigator - someone who investigates
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
adjuster, adjustor, claim agent, claims adjuster, claims adjustor - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
coroner, medical examiner - a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
detective - an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
examiner, inspector - an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
ombudsman - a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
3.investigator - a police officer who investigates crimesinvestigator - a police officer who investigates crimes
dick, gumshoe, hawkshaw - someone who is a detective
plainclothesman - a detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
police officer, policeman, officer - a member of a police force; "it was an accident, officer"
tracer - an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods

investigator

noun examiner, researcher, inspector, monitor, detective, analyser, explorer, reviewer, scrutinizer, checker, inquirer, scrutineer 'She was badly beaten,' said one investigator.

investigator

noun
2. A person whose work is investigating crimes or obtaining hidden evidence or information:
Informal: eye.
Slang: dick, gumshoe.
Translations
مُحَقِّق
vyšetřovatel-ka
forskerundersøger
rannsóknarmaîur

investigator

[ɪnˈvestɪgeɪtəʳ] Ninvestigador(a) m/f

investigator

[ɪnˈvɛstɪgeɪtər] nenquêteur/trice m/f

investigator

nErmittler(in) m(f); (= private investigator)(Privat)detektiv(in) m(f); (= insurance investigator)(Schadens)ermittler(in) m(f); (from government department) → Untersuchungs- or Ermittlungsbeamte(r) m/-beamtin f; a team of investigatorsein Untersuchungsausschuss m, → eine Untersuchungskommission

investigator

[ɪnˈvɛstɪˌgeɪtəʳ] ninvestigatore/trice
a private investigator → un investigatore privato, un detective

investigate

(inˈvestigeit) verb
to examine or inquire into carefully. The police are investigating the mystery.
inˌvestiˈgation noun
inˈvestigator noun
a person, eg a detective, who investigates.
References in classic literature ?
Few secrets can escape an investigator, who has opportunity and licence to undertake such a quest, and skill to follow it up.
The wisest thing the investigator can do then, it seems to me, is to let this deadly spout alone.
Cide Hamete, the painstaking investigator of the minute points of this veracious history, says that when Dona Rodriguez left her own room to go to Don Quixote's, another duenna who slept with her observed her, and as all duennas are fond of prying, listening, and sniffing, she followed her so silently that the good Rodriguez never perceived it; and as soon as the duenna saw her enter Don Quixote's room, not to fail in a duenna's invariable practice of tattling, she hurried off that instant to report to the duchess how Dona Rodriguez was closeted with Don Quixote.
The only thing to mislead the investigator would have been belief in all the good things he said of himself.
An investigator needs facts and not legends or rumours.
What is the particular point upon which I, as an original investigator, have challenged our lecturer's accuracy?
Taciturn as he was, the investigator succeeded at last in extracting a scrap of information from him, by dint of ordering beer and talking to him persistently and minutely on the subject of motor cars.
That investigator, peering into the lighted room, had just seen the Colonel, after a pace or two, proceed to take his coat off.
Once more," commanded the inexorable investigator, and once more came--a trifle tremulously--the name of the dead man:
found, by the modern investigator with his optical instruments and
The investigator will encounter nothing less than a line of battle; there is no need of pickets, videttes, skirmishers, to give warning of our approach; our attacking lines will be visible, conspicuous, exposed to an artillery fire that will shave the ground the moment they break from cover, and for half the distance to a sheet of rifle bullets in which nothing can live.
For this was Valentin himself, the head of the Paris police and the most famous investigator of the world; and he was coming from Brussels to London to make the greatest arrest of the century.
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