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in·ves·ti·gate

 (ĭn-vĕs′tĭ-gāt′)
v. in·ves·ti·gat·ed, in·ves·ti·gat·ing, in·ves·ti·gates
v.tr.
To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically: investigate a crime; investigate ways to use less energy; investigate whether the virus is contagious.
v.intr.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.

[Latin investīgāre, investīgāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + vestīgāre, to track (from vestīgium, footprint).]

in·ves′ti·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
in·ves′ti·ga·to′ry (-gə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.investigating - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematicallyinvestigating - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
police investigation, police work - the investigation of criminal activities
empiricism - the application of empirical methods in any art or science
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
testing, examination - the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned
enquiry, inquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
research - systematic investigation to establish facts
search - an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
tabulation - the act of putting into tabular form; "the tabulation of the results"
wiretap, tap - the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
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