interrogate VERB 1) ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally. 2) obtain data or information automatically from (a device, database, etc.).
DERIVATIVES interrogation noun interrogator noun.
ORIGIN Latin interrogare 'question' .

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  • Interrogate — In*ter ro*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interrogating}.] [L. interrogatus, p. p. of interrogare to ask; inter between + rogare to ask. See Rogation.] To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions; as, to interrogate a witness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrogate — in·ter·ro·gate /in ter ə ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing: to question formally and systematically; esp: to gather information from (a suspect) by means that are reasonably likely to elicit incriminating responses see also miranda rights ◇ Under Rhode… …   Law dictionary

  • interrogate — [in ter′ə gāt΄] vt. interrogated, interrogating [< L interrogatus, pp. of interrogare, to ask < inter , between + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] to ask questions of formally in examining [to interrogate a witness] vi. to ask questions SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • Interrogate — In*ter ro*gate, v. i. To ask questions. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interrogate — In*ter ro*gate, n. An interrogation; a question. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrogate — (v.) late 15c., a back formation from interrogation, or else from L. interrogatus, pp. of interrogare to ask, question (see INTERROGATION (Cf. interrogation)). Related: Interrogated; interrogating …   Etymology dictionary

  • interrogate — question, catechize, quiz, examine, *ask, query, inquire Contrasted words: *answer, reply, respond, rejoin, retort …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • interrogate — [v] ask pointed questions catechize, cross examine, cross question, examine, give the third degree*, go over*, grill, inquire, investigate, pump, put the screws to*, put through the wringer*, query, question, quiz, roast*, sweat out*, work over*; …   New thesaurus

  • interrogate — UK [ɪnˈterəɡeɪt] / US [ɪnˈterəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms interrogate : present tense I/you/we/they interrogate he/she/it interrogates present participle interrogating past tense interrogated past participle interrogated 1) to ask someone …   English dictionary

  • interrogate — interrogable /in ter euh geuh beuhl/, adj. interrogatingly, adv. interrogee /in ter euh gee /, n. /in ter euh gayt /, v., interrogated, interrogating. v.t. 1. to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the… …   Universalium

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