AskDefine | Define investigate

Dictionary Definition



1 investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese" [syn: look into]
2 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" [syn: inquire, enquire]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ɪn'ves.tɪ.geɪt/, /In"vEs.tI.gEIt/


  1. To inquire into.
  2. To examine.
to inquire into
to examine



Extensive Definition

Investigate may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

air, analyze, canvass, comment upon, consider, controvert, deal with, debate, deliberate, deliberate upon, delve into, dig into, discourse about, discuss, examine, exchange views, explore, fathom, go, go into, handle, indagate, inquire into, knock around, look into, pass under review, peer into, plumb, poke into, probe, pry, pry into, rap, reason, reason about, reason the point, research, review, scrutinize, search into, sift, sound, study, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, thresh out, treat, ventilate, winnow
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1