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interrogate

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Definition of interrogate

Etymology

    Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare (“to ask, question”) < inter (“between”) + rogare (“to ask”); see rogation.

Pronunciation

Verb

interrogate (third-person singular simple present interrogates, present participle interrogating, simple past and past participle interrogated)

  1. (transitive) To question or quiz, especially in a thorough or aggressive manner.

    The police interrogated the suspect at some length before they let him go.

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