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English definition of “interrogate”

interrogate

verb [T]  /ɪnˈter·əˌɡeɪt/ us  
to ask someone many questions in a formal situation, often in a forceful way that can be seen as threatening: We were stopped at the border and interrogated for hours by the police.
interrogation
noun [C/U]  /ɪnˌter·əˈɡeɪ·ʃən/ us  
[C] Police brought in the suspect for a lengthy interrogation.
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