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English definition of “investigate”
› [I or T] to examine a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth: The FBI was called in to investigate. Detectives will continue to investigate the incident.investigate allegations/claims/complaints of sth The office is investigating the allegations of embezzlement.investigate how/whether/why The commission will investigate whether these companies violated anti-trust laws.
› [T] to try to discover the truth about someone who is accused of a crime: investigate sb for sth The IRS are investigating Williams for alleged tax fraud. investigator noun [C] › Investigators discovered that the bank had covered up massive bad loans.