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interrogate

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Definition ask a series of questions of someone — typically asked by law enforcement officials or by someone in an aggressive manner

Much more rarely, interrogate can mean to submit a query (question) to a computer system.
  • The CIA's controversial interrogation program lasted from 2002 to 2007.
interrogation = the process of asking a series of questions of someone
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It felt more like an interrogation than an interview.
  • interrogation = the process of asking a series of questions of someone
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A pair of Talib officials came to investigate and interrogated Hassan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • There's no need to drag her here and interrogate her.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I reckon you'll need about three days for a preliminary interrogation.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • interrogation = the process of asking a series of questions of someone
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She seemed relieved that he had stopped interrogating her.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The biggest change for Xhalal from life under Milosevic was a happy one: no checkpoints, no one stopping him to ask his intentions or to interrogate him for no reason.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Phil was pulled in for interrogation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogation = questioning
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Garrett lied in interrogation, and the Japanese knew it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • interrogation = questioning
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • When new captives arrived, they were whisked into solitary confinement and banned from speaking until they were done with the initial interrogation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogation = process of being asked questions
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behavior, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • interrogation = aggressive questioning
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Darren is in no shape for an interrogation.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • interrogation = the process of asking a series of questions of someone
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The truth will come out when you are both interrogated under the influence of truth serum.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • interrogated = asked questions
  • Shizuka was frequently interrogated, but she answered questions about her son's whereabouts by referring to the suicides on Mount Mitsumine.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogated = questioned
  • Tailed almost everywhere she went, her mail searched, her friends and family interrogated, Shizuka endured intense scrutiny for two years.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogated = questioned
  • He had not been the chief interrogator, bearing a rank equal to admiral, that he had claimed to be; he'd been only a low-ranking interpreter.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogator = questioner
  • Indeed, an Omori interrogator had told Commander Fitzgerald that the Japanese had plans to kill the POWs in the event that they lost the war.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogator = questioner
  • Sasaki bid Louie a friendly farewell, offering some advice: If interrogated, stick to the story he'd told on Kwajalein.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogated = questioned
  • In an interrogation session in late spring, an official told Fitzgerald that if Japan lost, the captives would be executed.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • interrogation = related to being questioned
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Included among the papers were interrogation reports and drawings of B-24s made by the captives.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
interrogation = related to questioning
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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