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1 to put a question or questions to
  • interrogated him about where he'd 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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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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The first known use of interrogate was in the 15th century

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“Interrogate.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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