Definition of 'investigate'
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Even the Established Church had a department to investigate alleged offences. THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL) (2001)Perhaps he smelt gas from his cell and when he came through to investigate he created a spark which ignited the trapped gas. CODE BREAKER (2001)Just let some of my friends from the police department come here and investigate. THE UNORTHODOX MURDER OF RABBI MOSS (2001)
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Translations for 'investigate'
British English: investigate VERB
If someone investigates an event, situation, or claim, they try to find out what happened.
Gas officials are investigating the cause of an explosion which badly damaged a house.
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