Synonyms of 'catechize'
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When a lawyer cross-examines someone during a trial or hearing, he or she questions them about the evidence that they have already given.
The accused's lawyers will get a chance to cross-examine him.
I was called and examined as a witness.
If someone, especially a police officer, interrogates someone, they question them thoroughly for a long time in order to get some information from them.
I interrogated everyone who was even slightly involved.
Thesaurus for catechize from the Collins English Thesaurus
to teach or examine by means of questions and answers