investigate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to see or inquire into in more detail; examine methodically.
    • To follow up detail by detail by diligent inquiry or observation; to locate or track psychologically; to search into; to ask and analyze into with care and reliability; to discover by cautious inquisition.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To make reveal query or systematic evaluation.
    • to follow a program of research and study; to help make examination.
  • verb:
    • To inquire into or study in order to ascertain realities or information.
    • To examine, consider, or scrutinize in order to find out something concealed or secret.
    • To conduct an inquiry or examination.
    • research scientifically
    • conduct an inquiry or examination of
  • others:
    • To search into or look for; inquire into; search or examine into the particulars of; study in more detail: since, to research the causes of nature; to analyze what causes all-natural phenomena; to investigate the conduct of an agent.
    • Synonyms To scrutinize, overhaul, sift, probe into, explore, study.

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