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Noun: question  kwes-chun
  1. A sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
    "he asked a direct question";
    - interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence, query
     
  2. An instance of questioning
    "there was a question about my training";
    - inquiry, enquiry [Brit, Cdn], query, interrogation
     
  3. The subject matter at issue
    "the question of disease merits serious discussion";
    - head
     
  4. Uncertainty about the truth, factuality or existence of something
    "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise";
    - doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness
     
  5. A formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    "she called for the question";
    - motion
     
  6. An informal reference to a marriage proposal
    "he was ready to pop the question"
Verb: question  kwes-chun
  1. Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    "We must question your judgment in this matter";
    - oppugn, call into question
     
  2. Pose a series of questions to
    "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion";
    - interrogate
     
  3. Pose a question
    - query
     
  4. Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
    - interview
     
  5. Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
    "I question whether this was the right thing to do";
    - wonder

Derived forms: questions, questioned, questioning

Type of: ask, challenge, chew over, contemplate, converse, discourse, excogitate, inquiring, marriage offer, marriage proposal, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, precariousness, proposal, proposal of marriage, questioning, reflect, ruminate, sentence, speculate, subject, theme, think over, topic, uncertainness, uncertainty

Antonym: answer

Encyclopedia: Question