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question

verb [T]     /ˈkwes.tʃən/
B2 to ask a person about something, especially officially: Several men were questioned by police yesterday about the burglary. 68 percent of those questioned in the poll thought noise levels had increased.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning B2 to express doubts about the value or truth of something: I questioned the wisdom of taking so many pills. [+ question word] Results from a study questioned whether treatment with the drug really improved survival. She gave me a questioning look (= as if she wanted an answer from me).Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity Grammar:You seeWe commonly use you see in speaking when we want to share knowledge with our listener or listeners. When we use you see, we assume that the listener or listeners do not have the knowledge that we want them to have:See more
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