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English definition of “interrogate”

interrogate

verb [T]     /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/
to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or violence: Thousands of dissidents have been interrogated or imprisoned in recent weeks.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning specialized computing to get information from a computerOperating computers interrogation     /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] One by one they were taken for interrogation. She was subjected to torture and lengthy interrogations.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning interrogator     /-ɡeɪ.tər/ US  /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/ noun [C] a person who interrogates someoneQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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