in·​ter·​ro·​ga·​tor | \ in-ˈter-ə-ˌgā-tər How to pronounce interrogator (audio) , -ˈte-rə-\

Definition of interrogator

1 : one that interrogates
2 : a radio transmitter and receiver for sending out a signal that triggers a transponder and for receiving and displaying the reply

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When the interrogator brought out his tools, Marwa tried to turn away. Greg Betza, Washington Post, "Syria, a love story," 1 May 2018 Mistakes were made by the interrogators, and by the original people who looked at Mateen, and the prosecution. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "Noor Salman Acquitted in Pulse Nightclub Shooting," 30 Mar. 2018 Less than a month later, McCain pushed through an amendment to the 2006 Defense Authorization Bill that restricted US military interrogators to only using methods listed in the US Army Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation. Jennifer Williams, Vox, "Sen. John McCain’s complicated moral legacy on torture," 26 Aug. 2018 Cruz did not respond to his interrogators at Fiola, except to offer pleasantries wildly out of sync with the shouts and screams around him. Avi Selk, The Seattle Times, "Sen. Ted Cruz and wife shouted out of D.C. restaurant over his support for Kavanaugh," 25 Sep. 2018 The chief reason to watch is its star, Radhika Apte, who shone in Netflix's other major Hindi-language series Sacred Games, and who plays an interrogator in a military prison here. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Which of These New TV International Thrillers Should You Binge?," 30 Aug. 2018 But Dassey's lawyers say interrogators took advantage of his youth and mental limitations, fed him facts and extracted a confession through psychologically coercive tactics. Jessica Gresko,, "Teen in 'Making a Murderer' asks Supreme Court to take his case," 20 June 2018 Steven Kleinman, a longtime interrogator with lengthy experience during the first Gulf War, isn’t sure. Deb Riechmann,, "Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee’s black site past," 16 Mar. 2018 The scene was a county jail and the interrogators were inmates in prison garb — soft cotton scrubs, some blue, some brown, some orange, depending on the status of their cases. New York Times, "Inmates Question Prospective Prosecutors in Jailhouse Campaign Debate," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of interrogator

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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