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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.
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interrogation

(ɪnˌtɛrəˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. the technique, practice, or an instance of interrogating
2. a question or query
3. (Telecommunications) telecomm the transmission of one or more triggering pulses to a transponder
inˌterroˈgational adj
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in•ter•ro•ga•tion

(ɪnˌtɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act of interrogating; questioning.
2. an instance of being interrogated.
3. a question; inquiry.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
in•ter`ro•ga′tion•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrogation - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a replyinterrogation - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
cross-question - a question asked in cross-examination
leading question - a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination
yes-no question - a question that can be answered by yes or no
2.interrogation - a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
3.interrogation - formal systematic questioning
inquiring, questioning - a request for information
catechism - a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
deposition - (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
inquisition - a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
third degree - interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
cross-examination - (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
direct examination - (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
redirect examination, reexamination - (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
interview - the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists; "my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"
debriefing - report of a mission or task
4.interrogation - an instance of questioninginterrogation - an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
inquiring, questioning - a request for information
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interrogation

noun questioning, inquiry, examination, probing, grilling (informal), cross-examination, inquisition, third degree (informal), cross-questioning the right to silence in police interrogations
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interrogation

noun
A request for data:
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Translations
إسْتِفهام، إسْتِجْواب، تَحْقيق مع
výslech
afhøring
ispitivanje
kikérdezés
yfirheyrsla
zaslišanje
sorgulamasorguya çekme

interrogation

[ɪnˌterəˈgeɪʃən]
A. Ninterrogatorio m (Comput) → interrogación f
B. CPD interrogation mark, interrogation point (US) Nsigno m de interrogación, punto m de interrogación
interrogation room Nsala f de interrogatorios
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interrogation

[ɪnˌtɛrəˈgeɪʃən] n
(by police, prison authorities)interrogatoire m
modern methods of interrogation → des méthodes modernes d'interrogatoire
the right to silence during police interrogations → le droit de garder le silence pendant les interrogatoires de police
(= questioning) (by interviewer, teacher, parent)interrogatoire f en règle
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interrogation

nVerhör nt; to submit to interrogationsich verhören lassen; interrogation roomVernehmungsraum mor -zimmer nt
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interrogation

[ɪnˌtɛrəˈgeɪʃn] n (of suspect, witness) → interrogatorio
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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).
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References in classic literature ?
Let Meno take the examples of figure and colour, and try to define them.' Meno confesses his inability, and after a process of interrogation, in which Socrates explains to him the nature of a 'simile in multis,' Socrates himself defines figure as 'the accompaniment of colour.' But some one may object that he does not know the meaning of the word 'colour;' and if he is a candid friend, and not a mere disputant, Socrates is willing to furnish him with a simpler and more philosophical definition, into which no disputed word is allowed to intrude: 'Figure is the limit of form.' Meno imperiously insists that he must still have a definition of colour.
My mother must have been a very inquisitive woman; I have no doubt I'm marked with a note of interrogation somewhere.
He is known about the ship as the "Interrogation Point," and this by constant use has become shortened to "Interrogation." He has distinguished himself twice already.
Meantime render up thy trust for a time.'' So saying, he took from Gurth's breast the large leathern pouch, in which the purse given him by Rebecca was enclosed, as well as the rest of the zecchins, and then continued his interrogation. ``Who is thy master?''
was his insistent interrogation. What was it capable of?
Five months of ceaseless interrogation and the inevitable negative.
Here the interrogation of Mademoiselle Stangerson concluded.
Yes, I was getting along finely, and then it occurred to me that I didn't know my companion's name; so I pointed to myself and said, "Tom," and to her and raised my eyebrows in interrogation. The girl ran her fingers into that mass of hair and looked puzzled.
The one process that could be depended on for extracting the truth, under those circumstances, was the process of interrogation. If Geoffrey was submitted to it, at the outset, his cunning might take the alarm.
A comic artist drawing Mr Pickering at that moment would no doubt have placed above his head one of those large marks of interrogation which lend vigour and snap to modern comic art.
'Tis what my fathers have said, and what the Mohicans have done." He hesitated a single instant, and bending a cautious glance toward his companion, he continued, in a manner that was divided between interrogation and assertion.
Silas said, he did not know that he had left it anywhere out of his own pocket-- but he was trembling at this strange interrogation. He was then exhorted not to hide his sin, but to confess and repent.