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in·ter·rog·a·tive

 (ĭn′tə-rŏg′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Asking a question or being of the nature of a question: an interrogative raising of the eyebrows.
2. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to ask a question: an interrogative adverb; an interrogative particle.
n.
1. A word or form used to ask a question.
2. A sentence or an expression that asks a question.

in′ter·rog′a·tive·ly adv.
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interrogative

(ˌɪntəˈrɒɡətɪv)
adj
1. asking or having the nature of a question
2. (Grammar) denoting a form or construction used in asking a question
3. (Grammar) denoting or belonging to a class of words, such as which and whom, that are determiners, adjectives, or pronouns and serve to question which individual referent or referents are intended. Compare demonstrative, relative
n
4. (Grammar) an interrogative word, phrase, sentence, or construction
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a question mark
ˌinterˈrogatively adv
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in•ter•rog•a•tive

(ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or conveying a question.
2. forming, constituting, or used in or to form a question: an interrogative pronoun; an interrogative sentence.
n.
3. an interrogative word, particle, or construction, as who? or what?
[1510–20; < Late Latin]
in`ter•rog′a•tive•ly, adv.
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interrogative

A form of a verb or a construction that is used to express a question.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrogative - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a replyinterrogative - 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.interrogative - some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Adj.1.interrogative - relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood; "not all questions have an interrogative construction"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
2.interrogative - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogationinterrogative - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
asserting, declarative, declaratory - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
asserting, declarative, declaratory - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
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interrogative

adjective questioning, curious, inquiring, inquisitive, quizzical, inquisitorial He cocked an interrogative eye at his companion.
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Translations
إسْتِفْهامي
tázací
spørgendespørgende stedord
kysymyskysymyssana
interrogatifmot interrogatif
kérdõszó
spurnar-
opytovacie zámeno
vprašalen

interrogative

[ˌɪntəˈrɒgətɪv]
A. ADJ [look, tone] → interrogador (Ling) [pronoun] → interrogativo
B. N (Ling) → interrogativo m
in the interrogativeen (forma) interrogativa
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interrogative

[ˌɪntəˈrɒgətɪv]
adj [tone, gesture] → interrogateur/trice
ninterrogatif m
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interrogative

adj look, tonefragend; (Gram) → Interrogativ-; interrogative pronoun/clauseInterrogativpronomen nt/-satz m
n (Gram) (= pronoun)Interrogativpronomen nt, → Fragefürwort nt; (= mood)Interrogativ m, → Frageform f; in the interrogativein der Frageform
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interrogative

[ˌɪntəˈrɒgətɪv]
1. adjinterrogativo/a
2. n (Gram) → interrogativo
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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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His voice, always very mild and interrogative, gradually became as soft and as tenderly argumentative as if he had been talking to a much-loved child.
"What do you think of it?" he addressed me in an interrogative yell.
I replied by a look and an interrogative "Monsieur?" which startled him.
The Prince rose with an interrogative glance at his hostess, and the Duchess smilingly motioned him to go.
The stout man, ceasing to be silent, became interrogative.
I perceived the pause was interrogative. "He comes to live with you," I said.
The fruits seemed a convenient thing to begin upon, and holding one of these up I began a series of interrogative sounds and gestures.
Pierre looked at Timokhin with the condescendingly interrogative smile with which everybody involuntarily addressed that officer.
The look of enquiry, half impatient, half interrogative, faded slowly from her face.
He stood with his head on one side and himself on one side, in a bullying interrogative manner, and he threw his forefinger at Mr.
Any one may give their remarks an interrogative turn," he continued, his sonorousness rising with his style.
"Goodbye--goodbye?" I repeated with an inflection interrogative and probably foolish.