investigate ( investigates 3rd person present) ( investigating present participle) ( investigated past tense & past participle ) If someone, especially an official, investigates an event, situation, or claim, they try to find out what happened or what is the truth. verb
Gas officials are investigating the cause of an explosion which badly damaged a house in Hampshire... V n
Police are still investigating how the accident happened. V wh, Also V
investigation ( investigations plural) n-var oft N into n
He ordered an investigation into the affair...
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consider, enquire into, examine, explore, go into, inquire into, inspect, look into, make enquiries, probe, put to the test, recce (slang) research, scrutinize, search, sift, study, work over
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