WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•ter•ro•ga•tor  (in terə gā′tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who interrogates.
  2. Radio and TelevisionAlso called  challenger. a transmitter that emits a signal to trigger a transponder.
  • Late Latin interrogātor; see interrogate, -tor
  • 1745–55

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•ter•ro•gate /ɪnˈtɛrəˌgeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to ask questions of (a person), esp. formally and thoroughly:The police interrogated them for hours.
in•ter•ro•ga•tion /ɪnˌtɛrəˈgeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]The interrogations could go on for days.[uncountable]Under interrogation he is likely to tell the police everything.
in•ter•ro•ga•tor, n. [countable]See -roga-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
in•ter•ro•gate  (in terə gāt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret.
  2. to examine by questions; question formally:The police captain interrogated the suspect.

v.i. 
  1. to ask questions, esp. formally or officially:the right to interrogate.
in•ter•ro•ga•ble  (in terə gə bəl),USA pronunciation adj.  in•terro•gat′ing•ly, adv. 
in•ter•ro•gee  (in ter′ə gē),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin interrogātus past participle of interrogāre to question, examine, equivalent. to inter- inter- + rogā(re) to ask + -tus past participle suffix
  • 1475–85
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged query.

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