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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, questioning, questioned

Type of: ask, challenge, chew over, contemplate, converse, discourse, enquire [Brit, Cdn], excogitate, inquire, 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