American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To examine by questioning formally or officially. See Synonyms at ask.
- v. Computer Science To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To question; examine by asking questions: as, to interrogate a witness.
- Synonyms Inquire, Question, etc. (see ask); catechize.
- To ask questions.
- n. A question; an interrogation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions.
- v. To ask questions.
- n. obsolete An interrogation; a question.
- v. transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
- v. pose a series of questions to
- From Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare ("to ask, question"), from inter ("between") + rogare ("to ask"); see rogation. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enterrogate, from Latin interrogāre, interrogāt- : inter-, in the presence of; see inter- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As it happens in this utter jumble of a plot, their conversation takes place nearby exactly the sort of man Jonah likes to interrogate, that is, a dead one.”
“3. Pick a word or phrase from the definition and interrogate it.”
“This is generally stuff I've been too liberal artfully educated to not say anything about (Seizer's STIGMA class for the * headdesk*), or, in more ivory tower terms, "interrogate".”
“Most of the efforts to "interrogate" the canon over the past two decades have not really questioned the need for heirarchy in organizing literary study.”
“Well, I'm no FBI expert but if you catch a guy possibly responsible for 100+ deaths by a biotoxic, I have a feeling more than one agent would "interrogate" you.”
“Was the robotic surgeon programmed to heal me, or was it drugging me so they could "interrogate" me?”
“Don't call in all our bad debt, we told them, and in return we'll label as terrorists these freedom-fighters who want to escape your insane corporate fascismand you can even come to Cuba and "interrogate" them.”
“Certainly it's interesting to "interrogate" notions of heroism and how they get "constructed" in certain texts (medieval or otherwise) but does that necessitate a rejection of heroism altogether?”
“And what use is Longfellow to academics who "interrogate" authors '"texts" to illuminate the authors' psyches, ideologies and social situations — the "power relations" of patriarchy, racism, imperialism, etc.?”
“An Oregon woman has sued the Recording Industry Assocation of America in response to what she calls abusive tactics by the RIAA, including threats to "interrogate" the woman's ten-year-old daughter.”
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