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interrogate

Synonyms and Antonyms of interrogate

1 to put a question or questions to

  • interrogated him about where heʼd gone the night before
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2 to put a series of questions to

  • police interrogated the murder suspect for hours on end
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Phrases Synonymous with interrogate

give the third degree to, pick the brains of

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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