interrogate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin interrogātus, past participle of interrogāre (to ask, question), from inter (between) + rogāre (to ask); see rogation.

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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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VerbEdit

interrogate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of interrogare
  2. second-person plural imperative of interrogare
  3. feminine plural of interrogato

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VerbEdit

interrogāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of interrogō