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interrogate

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈter.ə.ɡeɪt/ us  
to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats or violence: Thousands of dissidents have been interrogated or imprisoned in recent weeks. specialized computing to get information from a computer
interrogation
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˌter.əˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
One by one they were taken for interrogation. She was subjected to torture and lengthy interrogations.
interrogator
noun [C] uk   /-ɡeɪ.tər/ us    /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɚ/
a person who interrogates someone
Translations of “interrogate”
in Korean 심문하다…
in Arabic يَستَجوِب…
in French interroger…
in Turkish sorguya çekmek, sorgulamak…
in Italian interrogare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訊問,審問,盤問, (在電腦上)查詢…
in Russian допрашивать…
in Polish przesłuchiwać…
in Spanish interrogar…
in Portuguese interrogar…
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…
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