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interrogate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of interrogate

  1. 1 to put a question or questions to interrogated him about where he'd gone the night before Synonyms of interrogate catechize, grill, inquire (of), ask, query, question, quizWords Related to interrogate besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms of interrogate rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms of interrogate answer, reply, respond

  2. 2 to put a series of questions to police interrogated the murder suspect for hours on end Synonyms of interrogate catechize, grill, examine, pump, query, question, quiz, sweat [slang]Words Related to interrogate debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll

Synonym Discussion of interrogate

ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire mean to address a person in order to gain information. ask implies no more than the putting of a question.
    • ask for directions
question usually suggests the asking of series of questions.
    • questioned them about every detail of the trip
interrogate suggests formal or official systematic questioning.
    • the prosecutor interrogated the witness all day
query implies a desire for authoritative information or confirmation.
    • queried a librarian about the book
inquire implies a searching for facts or for truth often specifically by asking questions.
    • began to inquire of friends and teachers what career she should pursue


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