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interrogateverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/  us   /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/
interrogation
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.
interrogator
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.
interrogation
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)
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