- ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally；obtain data from (a computer file, database, storage device, or terminal)
verb: interrogate, 3rd person present: interrogates, gerund or present participle: interrogating, past tense: interrogated, past participle: interrogated
- 1. ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally he was interrogated by MI6
- 2. obtain data from (a computer file, database, storage device, or terminal) an interactive system enables users to interrogate the database
- ▪ (of an electronic device) transmit a signal to (another device, especially one on a vehicle) to obtain information about identity, condition, etc. a ground-based transmitter sends a signal to interrogate an instrument on the aircraft
- ask questions of (someone, especially a suspect or a prisoner) closely, aggressively, or formally.
Oxford American Dictionary