INVESTIGATE

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INVESTIGATE ( INVESTIGAR )

verb in·ves·ti·gate \in-ˈves-tə-ˌgāt\


: to try to find out the facts about (something, such as a crime or an accident) in order to learn how it happened, who did it, etc.


: to try to get information about (someone who may have done something illegal)

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FULL DEFINITION OF INVESTIGATE

transitive verb

: to observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry

intransitive verb


:
to make a systematic examination; especially : to conduct an official inquiry

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EXAMPLES OF INVESTIGATE

  1. The police are still investigating the murder.
  2. The accident was thoroughly investigated.
  3. The manager promised to investigate when we pointed out an error on our bill.
  4. He was investigated for his involvement in the incident.

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