interrogate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v interrogate pose a series of questions to "The suspect was questioned by the police","We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
    • v interrogate transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Interrogate An interrogation; a question.
    • v. i Interrogate To ask questions.
    • v. t Interrogate To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions; as, to interrogate a witness. "Wilt thou, uncalled, interrogate ,
      Talker! the unreplying Fate?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interrogate To question; examine by asking questions: as, to interrogate a witness.
    • interrogate Synonyms Inquire, Question, etc. (see ask); catechize.
    • interrogate To ask questions.
    • n interrogate A question; an interrogation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Interrogate in-tėr′o-gāt to question: to examine by asking questions
    • v.i Interrogate to ask questions: to inquire
    • n Interrogate a word used in asking a question
    • adj Interrogate expressing a question
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interrogatus, p. p. of interrogare, to ask; inter, between + rogare, to ask. See Rogation

Usage

In literature:

Clancy's eyes, flashing angrily, interrogate the forest.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Though joyed at what I had heard, I refrained from interrogating them.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
His eyes again interrogated the sea away up to the horizon.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
The matter must be tested, and the sutler was appointed chief interrogator.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
He glanced quaintly, with an interrogative lift of his eyebrows, at the bed to the left.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
With his eyes still fixed upon his interrogator he waited for him to speak.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
I suggest you interrogate every hour on the hour from now on.
"Attrition" by Jim Wannamaker
He's back in Interrogation with some kid.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
John Brown being interrogated saith, that he was born in the Island of Jamaica, is 25 years old and unmarried.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
De Lara glances at Calderon furtively, but, to those observing it, with a look of interrogation.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Some slept beneath the simulacra, until
The gods' faces froze. Then was fear.
Some had response in dreams, but morning restored
Interrogation. Then O then, O ruins!
"The Return" by John Peale Bishop

In news:

A 2003 legal memo issued by the US Department of Defense essentially asserted that international treaties did not apply to US interrogators in foreign countries.
Deputy Sickened by Michael Crowe's Interrogation .
Jurors Watch Interrogation Tape in Valedictorian Murder Trial.
George Zimmerman in interrogation room.
Jurors watch Beard brother's interrogation video.
Jurors watched video of a police interrogation on a double murder suspect.
Challenger attacks Allen West on Iraq interrogation .
The New York City Police Department plans to video record full interrogations of all suspects in murder and sexual-assault cases.
Jurors Watch Interrogation Footage in Taft Murder Trial.
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In Broome County Court jurors watched Veronica Taft's entire interrogation video recorded by Binghamton Police.
Criminal Law – Expert testimony about police- interrogation techniques not reliable.
Professional interrogators — Ali Soufan of the.
Background paper on the CIA's 'combined use' of interrogation techniques – Dec 30, 2004.
It is also the document that Attorney General Eric Holder read twice before deciding to initiate a criminal investigation into CIA interrogators who ignored US laws prohibiting torture.
Interrogation Video Shows Zimmerman's Take on Trayvon Martin Shooting.
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In science:

Whereas the π/2-pulses of Ramsey interferometry prepare and interrogate an rf coherence between the states (0) and (c), the π pulses make and probe the superposition of the states (+1) and (−1), which are almost degenerate.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Interrogation of a clock transition in an atomic sample requires a narrow-band laser source.
Testing the Stability of the Fine Structure Constant in the Laboratory
Novel ultra-high resolution molecular spectroscopy The resolution of conventional molecular spectroscopy benefits of the utilization of cold molecular samples, producing a strong reduction of first and second order Doppler effect and a longer interrogation time in the measuring device.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
From the trapped atom’s perspective, an interrogating laser beam or emitted photon seems frequency modulated at the oscillation frequency ν .
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Over longer time scales corresponding to many atomic interrogations (1 s to 30 s, perhaps), the cavity exhibits linear and small drift which can be calibrated.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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