HyperDic: investigate

English > 2 senses of the word investigate:
VERBcommunicationinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
communicationinvestigate, inquire, enquireconduct an inquiry or investigation of
investigate > pronunciation
Soundsihnveh'stahgey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > investigate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaninginvestigate scientifically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThe customs agents investigate the bags for drugs
Example"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
Synonymlook into
NarrowerexperimentTo conduct a test or investigation
exploretravel to or penetrate into
probe, examineQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely
research, search, exploreinquire into
researchAttempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
Spanishanalizar, examinar, explorar, indagar, investigar
Catalanindagar, investigar
Nounsinvestigation, investigatingthe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
investigatora scientist who devotes himself to doing research
English > investigate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningConduct an inquiry or investigation of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey investigate whether there was a traffic accident
Example"The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"
Synonymsinquire, enquire
Entailed byspy, stag, snoop, sleuthwatch, observe, or inquire secretly
NarrowerspySecretly collect sensitive or classified information
Broaderprobe, examineQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely
Spanishindagar, interrogar, investigar, preguntar
Catalanindagar, investigar, preguntar
Adjectivesinvestigative, investigatorydesigned to find information or ascertain facts
Nounsinvestigation, investigatingthe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
investigationan inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
investigatora police officer who investigates crimes

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