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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.
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At this point Starr petitioned Attorney General Janet Reno to have his investigatorial jurisdiction expanded.