Definitions

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  • n. One who interrogates; a person who asks questions; a questioner.
  • n. A device that requests data from another device.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who asks questions; a questioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who interrogates or asks questions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a questioner who is excessively harsh

Etymologies

interrogate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Combining the administration of drugs like sodium penathol, baradanga, and sodium amytal with a skilled interrogator is normally quicker, more efficient and easier on the basement janitorial crew afterwards, provided you have the time.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • If the prisoner has the information the interrogator is seeking, then torture can compel the prisoner to reveal the information through this process of “mind control.”

    One Waterboarding Is a Tragedy; A Million Is a Statistic

  • And he concluded that "strange as it may seem to say so," the most important characteristic of a successful interrogator is not his experience or even his linguistic knowledge; it is "his own temperament" and "his own character."

    Truth Extraction

  • When the interrogator is ready to break silence, he may do so with some quite nonchalant questions such as 'You planned this operation a long time, didn't you?

    The Dark Art of Interrogation

  • But no interrogator is ever going to be prosecuted for keeping Khalid Sheikh Mohammed awake, cold, alone, and uncomfortable.

    The Dark Art of Interrogation

  • Koubi believes that the most important skill for an interrogator is to know the prisoner's language.

    The Dark Art of Interrogation

  • McCarthy’s own views on torture appear to be that if the interrogator is trying to elicit information, and is not acting from sadistic motives, then he is not guilty of torture.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » My Contribution to the NYT ‘Room for Debate’ Blog on the AQ7 Argument

  • The fact that the interrogator is “acting under the color of law” and has the person “within his custody or physical control” does not preclude the person from consenting to the treatment you’re claiming to be torture.

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • “The fact that the interrogator is “acting under the color of law” and has the person “within his custody or physical control” does not preclude the person from consenting to the treatment you’re claiming to be torture.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Sleep Deprivation

  • As experienced interrogators have explained, the uncertainty in the detainee’s mind that the interrogator is unconstrained in his interrogation techniques is often more effective in gaining the detainee’s compliance than the actual use of any particular technique. steve duncan Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » What Is Torture?

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