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English definition of “question”

question

verb [T]     /ˈkwestʃən/
to ask someone questions about something: He does not know why authorities decided to question him.question sb about/on sth Employers are not legally allowed to question job candidates about their plans to have children.
to express doubts about something: Increasingly, the return on huge software investments made to improve efficiency was being questioned.
(Definition of question verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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