interpellate definition

  • verb:
    • To interrupt (some one) in order to inform or question (that individual about some thing).
    • To address (you) in a way that presupposes a specific identification of those; to provide (a person) an identity (which might or is almost certainly not accurate).
    • To concern (somebody) officially regarding formal or governmental policy or business.
    • question officially about policy or federal government company
  • verb-transitive:
    • To matter imperatively, as a minister, or any other executive officer, in explanation of his conduct; -- usually for a legislative human body.
  • others:
    • to handle with a concern; especially, to matter officially or publicly; need a response or description from: used originally regarding the French legislative procedures: as, the ministry had been interpellated with regard to their intentions.

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