Thesaurus

interrogate

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of interrogate

1 to put a question or questions to
  • interrogated him about where he'd gone the night before

Synonyms for interrogate

Words Related to interrogate

Near Antonyms for interrogate

Antonyms for interrogate

2 to put a series of questions to
  • police interrogated the murder suspect for hours on end

Synonyms for interrogate

Words Related to interrogate

Phrases Synonymous with interrogate

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about interrogate

Time Traveler for interrogate

Time Traveler

The first known use of interrogate was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Interrogate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/interrogation. Accessed 22 November 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on interrogate

Dictionary: Definition of interrogate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with interrogate

Spanish Central: Translation of interrogate

Nglish: Translation of interrogate for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of interrogate for Arabic Speakers

Comments on interrogate

What made you want to look up interrogate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not agreeing with established beliefs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!