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EtymologyEdit

From Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare (to ask, question), from inter (between) + rogare (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

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