Spanish translation of 'investigate'
1. (= inquire into)
[crime, case] investigar
[person] hacer indagaciones sobre
[claim, possibility] examinar ⧫ estudiar
police are investigating two possibilities la policía está investigando dos posibles pistas
2. (= inspect) examinar
3. (= research) investigar ⧫ llevar a cabo una investigación sobre
I heard a noise downstairs, I’d better go and investigate he oído un ruido abajo, mejor que vaya a investigar
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Example Sentences Including 'investigate'
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He had reported it to the authorities, who had promised to investigate.LORD OF THE SILENT (2001)
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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'investigate' in Other Languages
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.
Translation of investigate from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary
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