investigate investigate  /ɪn ˈvɛ stə ˌɡeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) investigate scientifically
  2. (v) conduct an inquiry or investigation of

Usage(s):

  1. A British coroner asks police to investigate the death of the Princess of Wales, reviving all those wild conspiracy theories.
  2. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today shed like to form a Pecora-style commission to investigate what happened on Wall Street that perpetrated the financial crisis.
  3. Accompanying these articles are questions and worksheets to help students analyze and investigate the topics about which they have been reading.

News

  1. Police investigate 'suspicious death' near Dixie Hwy

    Michigan State Police troopers have been called to investigate a man's "suspicious death" at a home on Dixie Highway, not far from Kansas Ave.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WNEM TV 5 Mid-Michigan

  2. RWU research will investigate mercury levels in scup

    Researchers at Roger Williams University have been awarded a $12,166 grant to investigate levels of mercury in scup, a native Atlantic Ocean fish that is commonly caught and eaten in Rhode Island, the university announced Monday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Providence Business News

  3. Grand jury to investigate deadly Philadelphia building collapse

    A grand jury will investigate last week's deadly building collapse in Philadelphia to determine whether anyone besides a crane operator will face criminal charges in the case, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "The existence of this facility underscores Iran's continuing unwillingness to meet its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions and IAEA requirements," Obama said. "We expect the IAEA to immediately investigate this disturbing...
    on Sep 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. Mr Huhne said: "The police should interview those peers who have been named and investigate whether they have used any parliamentary procedures to further the interests of their clients."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Chris Huhne Source: Press and Journal

  3. The government lacks "the power to arrest and detain or restrict American citizens for months on end ...... merely because the government wishes to investigate them for possible wrongdoing," Judge Milan Smith, an appointee of former President...
    on Sep 5, 2009 By: Milan Smith Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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