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English definition of “question”

question

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkwestʃən/
ASK QUESTIONS B2 to ask someone questions: Detectives were questioning a boy about the murder. [often passive] Two out of three people questioned in the survey were non-smokers.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
DOUBT B2 to show or feel doubt about something: I'm not for a moment questioning your decision. [+ question word] I'm just questioning whether we need the extra staff.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
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