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interrogateverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈter·əˌɡeɪt/
to ​ask someone many ​questions in a ​formalsituation, 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] Policebrought in the ​suspect for a ​lengthy interrogation.
(Definition of interrogate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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interrogateverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/
to ​ask someone a lot of ​questions for a ​longtime in ​order to get ​information, sometimes using ​threats or ​violence: Thousands of ​dissidents have been interrogated or ​imprisoned in ​recentweeks. specialized computing to get ​information from a ​computer
interrogation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
One by one they were taken for interrogation. She was subjected totorture and ​lengthy interrogations.
interrogator
noun [C] uk   /-ɡeɪ.tər/  us   /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/
a ​person who interrogates someone
(Definition of interrogate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interrogate”
in Korean 심문하다…
in Arabic يَستَجوِب…
in Malaysian menyoal siasat…
in French interroger…
in Russian допрашивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訊問,審問,盤問, (在電腦上)查詢…
in Italian interrogare…
in Turkish sorguya çekmek, sorgulamak…
in Polish przesłuchiwać…
in Spanish interrogar…
in Vietnamese thẩm vấn…
in Portuguese interrogar…
in Thai ซักถาม…
in German befragen…
in Catalan interrogar…
in Japanese ~を尋問する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讯问,审问,盘问, (在计算机上)查询…
in Indonesian menanyai dengan gencar, menginterogasi…
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