- 1Ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally: he was interrogated by MI6More example sentences
question, put questions to, cross-question, cross-examine, quiz, probe, catechize, sound out; interview, examine, debrief• informal pump, grill, give someone the third degree, put someone through the third degree, put the screws on, put someone through the wringer, worm something out of someone
- He plays with the wording of questions or suddenly interrogates me about my private life.
- That designation means that United States authorities can interrogate him more aggressively, less encumbered by the legal protections an ordinary citizen would enjoy in a criminal case.
- Various men would approach Julius and I, usually interrogating us with questions of our commitment and how agreeable Julius truly was.
- 2Obtain data from (a computer file, database, storage device, or terminal): an interactive system enables users to interrogate the databaseMore example sentences
- There are now increasing numbers of projects which aim systematically to sequence insertion sites, so that mutant isolation will simply involve interrogating databases and then requesting seed.
- The first hits obtained with the E. coli queries were used in turn to interrogate the databases.
- BGT opted to build a web-based system that would allow customers to interrogate the data held in its databases and pull down the information relevant to them on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
- 2.1(Of an electronic device) transmit a signal to (another device, especially one on a vehicle) to obtain information about identity, condition, etc.: a ground-based transmitter sends a signal to interrogate an instrument on the aircraftMore example sentences
- Every child could have embedded location detectors and many houses could have electronics for interrogating such detectors.
- When the device was interrogated, no evidence was found that a shock had been delivered.
- In such electrically passive topologies, the lasers and receivers are located remotely from the sensor arrays and interrogate the sensors via fiber-optic links.
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- One way of ignoring questions being asked by interrogators is to pick a spot on the wall of the interview room and concentrate on it, avoiding eye contact.
- Maybe the Scotland coach was entitled to be appalled that one of his interrogators last week questioned the value of playing Austria.
- The interrogators - who questioned me at gunpoint - said if I confessed I'd be going home.
late 15th century: from Latin interrogat- 'questioned', from the verb interrogare, from inter- 'between' + rogare 'ask'.