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in·ves·ti·gate

investigate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ve stih geIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: investigates, investigating, investigated
definition: to look into carefully and closely so as to learn the facts; examine.
The police are investigating the crime.
 
synonyms:
probe
similar words:
examine, explore, inspect, research, scrutinize, search, test
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derivations: investigative (adj.), investigator (n.)
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