Meaning of “interrogate” in the English Dictionary

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interrogateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/ us /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/

One by one they were taken for interrogation.
She was subjected to torture and lengthy interrogations.
noun [ C ] uk /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪ.tər/ us /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/

a person who interrogates someone

(Definition of “interrogate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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interrogateverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈter·əˌɡeɪt/

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.
noun [ C/U ] us /ɪnˌter·əˈɡeɪ·ʃən/

[ C ] Police brought in the suspect for a lengthy interrogation.

(Definition of “interrogate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)