investigate, look into(verb)
"Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese"
investigate, inquire, enquire(verb)
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"
To inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.
To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.
To conduct an inquiry or examination.
Origin: Recorded since circa 1510, a back-formation from investigation, from investigatio "a searching into", from investigatus, the past participle of investigare, itself from in- "in(to)" + vestigare "to track, trace" (from vestigium "footprint, track", of unknown origin)
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
to pursue a course of investigation and study; to make investigation
Origin: [L. investigatus, p. p. of investigare to investigate; pref. in- in + vestigare to track, trace. See Vestige.]
Investigate is a current affairs magazine published in New Zealand. It has a conservative Christian editorial standpoint and has published a number of controversial articles. Many of the more notable articles have been critical of policies and members of the centre-left Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand which governed from December 1999 until November 2008. It is edited by Ian Wishart. New New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser used to write a column called Eyes Right in the magazine, and his book Uncommon Dissent has been heavily promoted by the group.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-vest′i-gāt, v.t. to search into: to inquire into with care and accuracy.—adj. Invest′igable, able to be investigated.—n. Investigā′tion, act of examining into: research: study.—adjs. Invest′igātive, Invest′igātory, promoting or given to investigation.—n. Invest′igātor, one who investigates. [L. investigāre, -ātum—in, in, vestigāre, to track.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'investigate' in Verbs Frequency: #371
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The numerical value of investigate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of investigate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of investigate in a Sentence
The court is ordering bar counsel to investigate.
Homicides do take a great deal of time to investigate.
I already sent the chief of police to investigate the buoys.
The key task is to investigate in detail what caused the tragedy.
I wanted to investigate the different consequences of this action.
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- investigarCatalan, Valencian
- pátrat, zkoumat, vyšetřovatCzech
- untersuchen, erforschen, recherchierenGerman
- examinar, investigarSpanish
- tutkia, selvittääFinnish
- rannsaichScottish Gaelic
- investigare, indagareItalian
- 調査, 調べる, 検査, 調査しますJapanese
- onderzoeken, uitzoeken, bestuderen, bekijkenDutch
- naʼałkaahNavajo, Navaho
- investigar, examinarPortuguese
- иссле́довать, изучи́ть, изуча́ть, рассле́доватьRussian
- utreda, undersökaSwedish
- ukale, chunguzaSwahili
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