from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To examine by questioning formally or officially. See Synonyms at ask.
- transitive v. Computer Science To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To question or quiz, especially in a thorough or aggressive manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions.
- intransitive v. To ask questions.
- n. An interrogation; a question.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
- v. pose a series of questions to
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)
From Latin interrogatus, past participle of interrogare ("to ask, question"), from inter ("between") + rogare ("to ask"); see rogation. (Wiktionary)