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Verb: investigate  in've-sti,geyt
  1. Study, try to understand; examine scientifically
    "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese";
    - look into
     
  2. Conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities";
    - inquire, enquire [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: investigating, investigated, investigates

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], canvas, canvass, examine, probe, study

Encyclopedia: Investigate