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Learned borrowing from Latin interrogātus.
interrogate (third-person singular simple present interrogates, present participle interrogating, simple past and past participle interrogated)
- (transitive) to question or quiz, especially in a thorough and/or aggressive manner
- The police interrogated the suspect at some length before they let him go.
- (transitive, computing) to query; to request information from.
- to interrogate a database
- (transitive, literary) to examine critically.
- 2015, Rita Kiki Edozie; Curtis Stokes, Malcolm X's Michigan Worldview: An Exemplar for Contemporary Black Studies, Michigan State University Press:
- Griffin's approach allows her to reveal Billie Holiday's resilient strength of character and to interrogate the racism she endured, which was as tragic as her personal mistakes.
to question or quiz
- “interrogate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “interrogate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- inflection of interrogare:
interrogate f pl
- second-person singular voseo imperative of interrogar combined with te
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