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Meaning of INVESTIGATE

Pronunciation:  in'vestu`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  conduct an inquiry or investigation of; "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"
  2. [v]  investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
 

INVESTIGATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: enquire, inquire, look into
 
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, examine, experiment, explore, probe, research, search, spy, study

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*ves"ti*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Investigated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Investigating}.] [L.
    investigatus, p. p. of investigare to investigate; pref. in-
    in + vestigare to track, trace. See {Vestige}.]
    To follow up step by step by patient inquiry or observation;
    to trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and
    examine into with care and accuracy; to find out by careful
    inquisition; as, to investigate the causes of natural
    phenomena.
    
    
  2. \In*ves"ti*gate\, v. i.
    To pursue a course of investigation and study; to make
    investigation.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: air, analyze, canvass, comment upon, consider, controvert, deal with, debate, deliberate, deliberate upon, delve into, dig into, discourse about, discuss, examine, exchange views, explore, fathom, go, go into, handle, indagate, inquire into, knock around, look into, pass under review, peer into, plumb, poke into, probe, pry, pry into, rap, reason, reason about, reason the point, research, review, scrutinize, search into, sift, sound, study, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, thresh out, treat, ventilate, winnow
 

 

 

 

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