interrogate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin interrogātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛrəɡeɪt/
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Verb[edit]

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 and/or aggressive manner
    The police interrogated the suspect at some length before they let him go.
  2. (transitive, computing) to query; to request information from.
    to interrogate a database
  3. (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.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

interrogate

  1. inflection of interrogare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle[edit]

interrogate f pl

  1. feminine plural of interrogato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

interrogāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of interrogō