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ques·tion

 (kwĕs′chən)
n.
1.
A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
2.
a. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy: the question of whether a new school should be built.
b. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem: This is not a question of too little money.
3.
a. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.
b. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
4. Law An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
5. Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise. Her integrity is beyond question.
v. ques·tioned, ques·tion·ing, ques·tions
v.tr.
1.
a. To ask a question or questions of (someone).
b. To interrogate (a suspect, for example). See Synonyms at ask.
2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine: researchers questioning which of the methods will work.
3. To express doubt about; dispute: questioned his sincerity; questioned the expense report.
v.intr.
To ask questions.
Idioms:
in question
Under consideration or discussion.
out of the question
Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible: Starting over is out of the question.

[Middle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek.]

ques′tion·er n.
ques′tion·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.questioner - someone who asks a questionquestioner - someone who asks a question    
cross-examiner, cross-questioner - someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
examiner, quizzer, tester - someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
inquisitor, interrogator - a questioner who is excessively harsh
interviewer - a person who conducts an interview
headcounter, poll taker, pollster, canvasser - someone who conducts surveys of public opinion; "a pollster conducts public opinion polls"; "a headcounter counts heads"
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

questioner

noun
2. One who conducts an official inquiry, usually with no regard for human rights:
Translations

questioner

[ˈkwestʃənəʳ] Ninterrogador(a) m/f; (at meeting) → interpelante mf

questioner

[ˈkwɛstʃənər] npersonne f qui pose une question (or qui a posé la question )

questioner

nFragesteller(in) m(f), → Frager(in) m(f)

questioner

[ˈkwɛstʃənəʳ] ninterrogante m/f
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Then am I to infer," said his Questioner, "that YOU are not fallible?
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This does you credit, Twenty Eight,' returned the questioner.
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The physician regarded his questioner curiously with half-shut eyes.
This time, a pair of haggard eyes had looked at the questioner, before the face had dropped again.
He knew Mademoiselle Reisz a good deal better than he wanted to know her, he informed his questioner.
All the others had been dying to ask the question, yet one and all laughed at the conscious manner and blushing cheek of the questioner.
John looked sedately and solemnly at his questioner until he had brought his mind to bear upon the whole of his observation, and then made answer, in a tone which seemed to imply that the moon was peculiarly his business and nobody else's:
Captain Granet," he questioner continued, in his calm, emotionless tone, "according to your story you changed your clothes and reached here at the same time as the Zeppelin, after having heard its approach.
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Again she was besieged by eager questioners, and again she swam in sunset seas of glory.